News

2019/20: a snapshot

It was another busy year for Vinehealth Australia and biosecurity in general in 2019/20. To keep you up to date with some of our recent work across the themes of preparedness, prevention and response, which ha... Read More...

2019-20 Notice of Assessment

You will have recently received your annual Notice of Assessment for the period 1 May 2019 to 30 April 2020. As has been the case for many years, the rate of contribution remains unchanged at $9.50 per hectare... Read More...

Contractor education coming

Vinehealth Australia has contracted viticultural consultant Liz Riley from Vitibit to assist in the development and delivery of a contactor biosecurity education program. This program will raise contractor ... Read More...

Footwear solution closer

Vinehealth Australia’s project to develop a fit for purpose shoe cover for vineyard use is gathering momentum, with several early design ideas presented by project partner UniSA in early June. Stephanie Sma... Read More...

Cleaning harvesters in the Hills

With more detailed measures having been outlined in the new Condition 7 in SA PQS Version 17 in relation to the cleaning of used grape harvesters, we thought it was timely for a chat with a local about harvest... Read More...

In the news

Are sterile insects the future of pest control? We explore the Sterile Insect Technique (SIT) in the June issue of Australian and New Zealand Grapegrower & Winemaker Magazine. SIT is being used to contr... Read More...

Border strengthened by PQS review

New phylloxera conditions in South Australia’s Plant Quarantine Standard (PQS) will help prevent the vine killing insect from entering the State. Changes to the PQS have been approved by the Minister for Pr... Read More...

Footwear biosecurity solution coming

Vinehealth Australia is working with UniSA on a footwear solution to assist in minimising pest, disease and weed introduction and spread in Australian vineyards. For many years, Vinehealth Australia has bee... Read More...

Fire recovery maps created

Vinehealth Australia is part of a team of organisations helping Adelaide Hills and Kangaroo Island vineyard owners with bushfire recovery efforts, by creating digital vineyard maps to show the distribution of ... Read More...

Recognising biosecurity supporters

We created a range of Wine Tourism Biosecurity Signs in 2017 to help wineries educate visitors about farm-gate hygiene. Since then, hundreds of signs have been purchased by companies around Australia... Read More...