News

Phylloxera in US Walla Walla Valley

Phylloxera has been found in multiple vineyards for the first time in the Walla Walla Valley in the US, as reported in Wine-Searcher on 4 September. This area is in the south-eastern corner of Washington s... Read More...

Handy new operational fact sheets

Vinehealth Australia has converted three of its most popular e-news articles about dealing with operational biosecurity issues into handy fact sheets. For our fact sheet on agisting sheep and vine biosecuri... Read More...

Phylloxera: Yarra financial impact

The financial impact of phylloxera in the Yarra Valley could be around $1 billion, based on replanting nearly the whole region to rootstock and accounting for losses due to production lag. This figure would ri... Read More...

Xylella: lessons from the US

Grape producers in the United States have been battling to manage the effects of the Pierce’s Disease-causing bacteria Xylella fastidiosa (Xylella) for many years. Manager of the National Xylella Prep... Read More...

PQS changes a step closer

Vinehealth Australia has met with Biosecurity SA following comprehensive industry consultation of proposed changes to the phylloxera-related conditions in the SA Plant Quarantine Standard (PQS), in another ste... Read More...

Buying used machinery?

Have you been scanning the papers and auction websites for that perfect piece of vineyard or farm machinery? Remember to consider biosecurity as part of the steps to getting it home. If you do purchase any ... Read More...

Navigating new labour hire rules

The new South Australian Labour Hire Licensing Act will be enforced from 31 August 2019. Under the Act, labour hire and contracting providers engaged in ‘labour hire services’ must apply for a licence. This in... Read More...

Footwear disinfestation poster updated

In response to another industry contacting us to see if they could use our footwear and small hand tool disinfestation protocol poster, we’ve decided to refine it a little. We have emphasised that while the... Read More...