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AWITC: Biosecurity from the front line

A keen group took part in the ‘Biosecurity from the front line’ workshop at the Australian Wine Industry Technical Conference bright and early Sunday morning. They heard from eight speakers, including our o... Read More...

A year of progress

We’re putting the finishing touches on our 2018/19 Annual Report, which will be loaded onto the Vinehealth Australia website by September. When we write our annual report, it provides an opportunity to reflect... Read More...

RVC2 complete. What’s next?

Phase two of the Responsible Visitation Campaign (RVC), created by Vinehealth Australia and co-funded by PIRSA, aimed at educating tourists and wine tourism staff about their role in keeping vineyards healthy,... Read More...

Exiting the Vineyard Register

The Phylloxera and Grape Industry Act 1995 (Act), states that any property with 0.5 hectares or more of planted vines is required to be registered in the Vinehealth Register. But what happens when you reduce y... Read More...

New sign for horse trails

Vinehealth Australia’s ‘Please Stay On The Track’ biosecurity sign is a popular option for walking and cycling trails located near vineyards. An image of a horse was recently added to this sign, in respons... Read More...

Are beneficial insects under attack?

New Zealand has undertaken an investigation into the presence of the Asian-native Harlequin ladybug (Harmonia axyridis), which first arrived in Auckland in 2016, and has found it already too widespread for a s... Read More...

Are you ready for BMSB season?

The hitchhiker pest Brown marmorated stinkbug (BMSB) is spreading rapidly through Europe and North America. In response, our federal Department of Agriculture and Water Resources (DAWR) has strengthened the se... Read More...

New website a good resource

Sourcing information about protecting farms from diseases, pests and weeds just became easier, with the launch of the new Farm Biosecurity website. The website is a product of the Farm Biosecurity Pro... Read More...

New CSIRO rootstocks coming soon

Three new rootstocks will soon be released commercially, following a CSIRO study focused on breeding and selecting new locally adapted rootstocks. The new rootstocks – named “C114”, “C113” and “C20” ha... Read More...

Yamba quarantine station upgrade

The fight against fruit fly has been strengthened with the upgrade of facilities at the Yamba Quarantine Station now completed. The upgrades include new entry and exit routes, an additional pull-off are... Read More...