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Initiative working to protect SA growers

A new project called ‘One Biosecurity’ has been launched in SA by PIRSA to strengthen and promote biosecurity activities that underpin production and market access for the State’s horticulture and viticulture i... Read More...

Win for SA grapegrowers

South Australian vineyard owners have been recognised on a national stage for their commitment to wine industry biosecurity. Vinehealth Australia received a 2017 Australian Biosecurity Industry Award in Canber... Read More...

Stop the spread this vintage

Vintage is moving along and it's a high-risk time for the spread of pests and diseases, including phylloxera (pictured courtesy of Agriculture Victoria Rutherglen). Vinehealth continues to work with PIRSA (Bio... Read More...

Sharpening the biosecurity focus

Vinehealth Australia is working with haste and focus to be strategic, proactive and innovative in the way we operate to maintain the defence of South Australia’s $1.78 billion wine industry against our rapidly ... Read More...

Education focus: wine tourism

Vinehealth Australia is creating a series of brochures for tourists, tour operators and tour hosts, to assist with biosecurity awareness and good hygiene practices to prevent the spread of pests and diseases. ... Read More...

National review to improve biosecurity

A major review is underway to ensure the national agreement on biosecurity management between states and territories in Australia is effective well into the future. The Intergovernmental Agreement on Biosecuri... Read More...

Rootstock trial yielding results

A long-term project is underway in Coonawarra to broaden our understanding of rootstock performance in that region. This month a ‘walk through the vineyard’ will be held on 22 March for growers and winemakers i... Read More...

Make your vineyard record count

Vinehealth Australia is required under the Phylloxera and Grape Industry Act (1995) to maintain a complete and accurate register of grapegrowers in the state of South Australia. All vineyard owners with 0.5 he... Read More...

Sharing knowledge to drive innovation

Vinehealth Australia’s innovative geofencing pilot project, Boundary Rider, received significant media attention in the months following its launch, leading to interest from other industries in Australia and ov... Read More...

Can you tick these 10 boxes?

Vinehealth Australia has released a vintage biosecurity checklist, outlining a range of best practice actions growers can take to prevent the spread of phylloxera and other pests and diseases. Hot off the pr... Read More...