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Biosecurity fun in the Creek

A group of enthusiastic growers in Langhorne Creek examined best-practice farm-gate hygiene at a recent pre-season field day, organised by Lian Jaensch, Executive Officer at Langhorne Creek Grape & Wine Inc... Read More...
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Are you planning for biosecurity risk?

Only 13% of wine businesses in South Australia have a documented plan to deal with key business risks. And none have a written plan to deal with biosecurity risk. These alarming statistics were revealed in the... Read More...
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Value of old vines recognised

An international article in a prestigious magazine has reinforced the importance of South Australia’s focus on protecting vine health. Brought to our attention by Rae Noon, the article, published in The Worl... Read More...
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Warning from the US

Vinehealth Australia Technical Manager Suzanne McLoughlin recently returned from a trip to the US, part funded by a travel bursary from Wine Australia, to attend the 7th International Phylloxera and Nematode Sy... Read More...
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Levies: final notices issued

Most growers have now paid their annual levy contribution to Vinehealth Australia, which is pleasing to see. This money enables Vinehealth Australia’s work to safeguard vineyards from significant pest and disea... Read More...
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Mature rootstocks examined

Have you ever wondered how well your chosen rootstocks will maintain their yield and quality parameters over time? SARDI researchers Tim Pitt and Mark Skewes have been asking that very question with recent i... Read More...
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Five things about… Suzanne McLoughlin

Vinehealth Australia’s Technical Manager Suzanne McLoughlin has been involved in the wine industry for more than 20 years. But there’s a lot more to Suzanne than viticulture. Here are five things you may not kn... Read More...

Get social with us

How do you like to receive your information? Email? We do that. Post? We sometimes do that (it’s pretty expensive). Phone? You can ring us any time. Social media? Yes, we do that too. We share biosecurity ti... Read More...

Foodie tours delivering biosecurity messages

Did you see the recent ABC Rural News article on the upsurge of ‘Foodie’ tours? The ABC reports that Australian farmers are reaping the benefits of the ‘foodie’ movement by hosting 'paddock to plate' experience... Read More...

Message from The Chair

If our August e-news is anything to go by, there is a lot happening at Vinehealth Australia, and generally in the biosecurity space. You can get a clear understanding about Vinehealth Australia’s purpose and... Read More...