News

Meet new PIRSA boss Michelle Edge

Michelle Edge has been appointed Chief Executive of Primary Industries and Regions SA and brings valuable experience in biosecurity to the role. Before joining PIRSA, Michelle was CEO of the industry-govern... Read More...

New farm trespass laws passed

New laws have passed in South Australia to significantly increase the penalties for people found trespassing on farming land, including vineyards and wineries. “This new ‘aggravated farm trespass’ offence a... Read More...

In the news

We’ve been sharing lots of information about phylloxera in Victoria’s Yarra Valley lately, following our Phylloxera Immersion Tour to the region in November 2019. In the May 2020 issue of Australian and New... Read More...

New Plant Health boss announced

Sarah Corcoran has been appointed as Plant Health Australia’s next Chief Executive Officer and will start in July. Sarah has more than 20 years’ experience in biosecurity and leading responses to exoti... Read More...

Time to clean your harvester

With vintage drawing to an end, now is the time to give your grape harvesters a good clean, to ensure they are free of soil and plant material. In the newest version of the Plant Quarantine Standard for Sou... Read More...

The power of video

Humans love videos. We learn from videos, we’re entertained by videos and we watch thousands of videos each year. We know that videos are one of the most effective ways to get messages across to people and ... Read More...

Fall armyworm: the march is on

In our February e-news we advised that the exotic insect pest, Fall armyworm, had been detected for the first time in Australian waters. Since then, the pest has reached mainland Australia and is on the move.... Read More...

Meet Ross Meffin

Vinehealth Australia Board member Ross Meffin plays a vital role in South Australia’s biosecurity system. Ross is the Chief Inspector for Plant Health in South Australia and the Minister’s delegate under... Read More...

National biosecurity winners shine

Congratulations to the two winners of the national 2020 Farm Biosecurity Producer of the Year Award announced in March, Seafarms Group Ltd and Templeton Farming Enterprises. The awards are a category of t... Read More...

Preparing for African Swine Fever

With news focused on COVID-19, it’s easy to forget about other biosecurity threats, including African Swine Fever (ASF). According to ABC reports (1), ASF has killed 800 million pigs, which is more than a qua... Read More...