News

Meet Dr Jo Luck

Vinehealth Australia is lucky to have Dr Jo Luck on their Board. Jo brings extensive biosecurity research skills to the table and is currently the Program Director for the Plant Biosecurity Research Initiativ... Read More...

An oldie but a goodie

With vintage on the doorstep of many wine regions, how biosecurity-ready are you? Best practice farm-gate hygiene can prevent diseases, weeds and pests, including phylloxera, from being introduced to your p... Read More...

#V20: managing footwear and clothing

Soil, pests, diseases and weed seeds can be picked up and spread on footwear and clothing, including hats and high viz vests. But the movement of the people wearing this footwear and clothing is not regulated ... Read More...

Fruit fly fun for kids

Do you have children interested in agriculture and more importantly in bugs? As part of the Queensland government funded fruit fly community awareness program, some fun online learning resources have been ... Read More...

Fruit fly reminder

South Australia must remain vigilant against the threat of fruit fly. Fruit fly can be spread via the movement of infested fruit and vegetables, including grapes, by travellers or in commercial consignments (... Read More...

Helen Mirren and Xylella

In 2017, the British government called for greater action to prevent the arrival and spread of Xylella in the UK. A consortium made up of leading universities and research institutes (BRIGIT) decide... Read More...

Toolkit on the way

Over the past few years, Vinehealth Australia has been producing a significant number of foundation biosecurity documents. We are proud of these posters, fact sheets and biosecurity bulletins, the productio... Read More...

Better climate forecasting

Climate and weather-sensitive management decisions are a daily occurrence for the grape and wine sector, especially during vintage. Are you aware that the Bureau of Meteorology provides more frequent up-... Read More...

Locust numbers still low

Following on from our November 2019 e-news article, ‘Locus Levels Low’, the Department of Agriculture has released their January 2020 Locust Bulletin which, as expected, reports that locust population levels ... Read More...

In the news

Did you see the November/December issue of WBM – Australia’s Wine Business Magazine? On pages 72-75 the article ‘Keeping disaster at bay’ shares the history of Vinehealth Australia as we celebrate 120 years. ... Read More...