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If You Spot Me, Report Me

Ever spotted unusual leaf symptoms or an insect you’ve never seen before in the vineyard, and considered if it could be new to Australia? Vinehealth has produced an eye-catching poster to help grapegrowers i... Read More...

State of play in virus detection

Several diagnostic methods are available for grapevine virus identification. In this second article in our series to improve grower knowledge of viruses, Dr Nuredin Habili from Waite Diagnostics, discusses thes... Read More...

Global phylloxera strains database coming

Over the past 30 years, international researchers have discovered the presence of different phylloxera strains and their varying ability to cause economic damage to grapevines. Because of this variability, it’s... Read More...

Rootstocks: more than pest prevention

We love reading Gourmet Traveller Wine magazine at Vinehealth Australia. It was a nice surprise to see the ‘Nursery school’ article in the latest issue, discussing the benefits of rootstocks. “Given the seem... Read More...

GPGV update

As reported in our Biosecurity Alert last week, a surveillance strategy for Grapevine Pinot Gris Virus is being rolled out in South Australia this spring, in response to the detection of GPGV in Australia late ... Read More...

Levy: who’s responsible?

We’re often asked by vineyard owners why they should pay the Phylloxera and Grape Industry Act (1995) levy when they lease their property to a third party. Some think it should be the person running the vineyar... Read More...

Hygiene focus in Tassie

Vinehealth Australia is spreading messages of best practice biosecurity, with the latest educational trip to Tasmania. CEO Inca Pearce and Technical Manager Suzanne McLoughlin were invited to present at VINf... Read More...

Practical learning at plant health event

On the topic of road trips, Vinehealth Australia’s Technical Manager Suzanne McLoughlin and Wine Australia’s R&D Program Manager Sharon Harvey attended the ‘Science Protecting Plant Health’ conference in Br... Read More...

Viruses: secrets of life

Dr Nuredin Habili from Waite Diagnostics – AKA the virus guru – is creating a series of short articles for Vinehealth Australia, to improve grower knowledge of viruses. Here is his first article. These days ... Read More...

Best practice eradication

While in the US on a study tour in September, Vinehealth Australia Technical Manager Suzanne McLoughlin met with University of California Cooperative Extension Farm Advisors to discuss efforts in controlling, c... Read More...