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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...

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...