News

New Strategic Plan coming

Vinehealth Australia is working on a new Strategic Plan, which will guide future operations. The current plan, Towards 2020, was launched in July 2017. It was modelled as a whole of industry plan with the a... Read More...

McLaren Vale’s footwear insights

We were invited to present at a Vineyard Series workshop last week, organised by the McLaren Vale Grape Wine and Tourism Association. We took this opportunity to invite Stephanie Small from UniSA to share her ... Read More...

Levy payment reminder

Payment of 2019-20 Vinehealth Australia Notice of Assessments for South Australian vineyard owners was due on the 31 July 2020. A large proportion of vineyard owners have paid on or before this date. For this ... Read More...

BMSB season in review

A proactive approach to preventing the entry of Brown Marmorated Stink Bug (BMSB) in Australia has been very successful, according to the Australian Government’s Head of Biosecurity Lyn O’Connell. As report... Read More...

Danger in the mail

We’ve all heard about the increase in online shopping due to COVID-19 and subsequent rise in parcel deliveries, but have you stopped to consider how this has impacted biosecurity? Between January and April ... Read More...

New biosecurity videos

If you want to know how the Department of Agriculture, Water and the Environment manages plant biosecurity, check out their new Biosecurity Bite video series.The series includes seven short videos on how ... Read More...

PQS entry requirements live

The new consolidated phylloxera condition (Condition 7) in South Australia’s Plant Quarantine Standard (PQS) Version 17.0 is now live and we remind industry to be aware of the updated movement conditions and b... Read More...

SA Phylloxera Outbreak Plan coming soon

Significant work has occurred on the new South Australian Phylloxera Outbreak Plan, and a draft plan will soon be available to review. In our September 2019 e-news, we shared the news that we are working cl... Read More...

Maroondah PIZ boundary expanded

Following notification from Agriculture Victoria of further phylloxera detections inside and outside the Maroondah Phylloxera Infested Zone earlier this year, a new expanded Maroondah PIZ boundary has recently... Read More...