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Clean those shears!

Thinking of running a pruning competition? Or servicing your pruning shears across the border? Keep best practice biosecurity top of mind! According to our National Phylloxera Management Protocol and reflected... Read More...

Progress with Project Boundary Rider

In December last year, Vinehealth Australia launched an innovative biosecurity initiative with 30 vineyard owners across McLaren Vale and Barossa. The Boundary Rider pilot project is evaluating improvements to ... Read More...

Sniffing out the enemy

Rutherglen-based Agriculture Victoria phylloxera scientist Dr Kevin Powell has launched a novel pilot research project looking to determine whether sniffer dogs are capable of being trained to detect Grape phyl... Read More...

Grape phylloxera strains matter

If you’re in or near a Phylloxera Infested Zone (PIZ), it’s important to understand which phylloxera strain is present, to enable best rootstock selection. In addition, identifying phylloxera down to the strain... Read More...

Valuable trunk disease research continues

Eutypa dieback and botryosphaeria dieback are major grapevine trunk diseases that threaten the sustainability of Australian vineyards. Causal fungi infect pruning wounds and colonise wood, causing dieback and v... Read More...

Clean those shears!

Thinking of running an interstate pruning competition? Or servicing your pruning shears across the border? Keep best practice biosecurity front of mind! According to our National Phylloxera Management Protocol... Read More...

Research delivery under the microscope

Australia’s biosecurity research framework is undergoing major change as the Plant Biosecurity Cooperative Research Centre (PBCRC) prepares for its June 2018 wind up. Vinehealth Australia, which has been a par... Read More...

Make biosecurity a daily activity

Ron Cullen, Chair of the NFF’s Biosecurity Taskforce, is an advocate for change in the way farmers think about biosecurity. Vinehealth Australia is sharing this thought-provoking article which is also relevant ... Read More...

I don’t come from a land down under

While you’re up on the harvester this vintage, consider the ideal position you’re in to see your vineyard block from a bird’s eye view. This is a great time to spot any vine health issues. Monitoring on foot o... Read More...