Most vineyard owners know that pests, diseases and weeds can be picked up and spread on footwear. For this reason, it’s important to actively check that that all footwear is clean and free of pests, diseases and weed seeds before permitting entry into your vineyard.

To refresh the industry’s knowledge of footwear biosecurity basics, Vinehealth Australia has created a tip series that will begin in July.

The tips cover the options for ensuring visitor footwear is clean and safe, how to set up a bleach footbath, bleach alternatives, our preferred shoe cover supplier and more.

Keep your eyes peeled for our footwear tips which appear in Daily Wine News on Tuesdays, Vinehealth Australia’s social media channels and most regional newsletters.

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