News

2020 SA Crush Report released

The 2020 South Australian Winegrape Crush Survey Report was released this month by Wine Australia and can be found here. Vinehealth Australia contributed aggregated and deidentified vineyard planting data from... Read More...

Meet Nathan Rhodes: PIRSA

Keeping South Australia fruit fly free is a huge job. Responsible for this is Executive Director of Biosecurity SA at PIRSA, Nathan Rhodes, who was appointed in September 2019. “The fruit fly response going... Read More...

Understanding phylloxera’s past

There is still much to be researched about the insect phylloxera but understanding its past may be part of the key to unlocking its future in our changing climate. This is discussed in the 4 July 2020 editi... Read More...

Good vibrations

Finding a mate can be difficult if your eyesight isn’t great. That’s why sharpshooters responsible for infecting grapevines with the Xylella fastidiosa bacterium use sound generated by shaking their bodies ins... Read More...

Biosecurity scholarship up for grabs

For the first time, the Farm Biosecurity Program is supporting a Nuffield Scholarship for a primary producer to study a topic relevant to on-farm biosecurity. There are 20 Nuffield Scholarships on offer thi... Read More...

2019/20: a snapshot

It was another busy year for Vinehealth Australia and biosecurity in general in 2019/20. To keep you up to date with some of our recent work across the themes of preparedness, prevention and response, which ha... Read More...

2019-20 Notice of Assessment

You will have recently received your annual Notice of Assessment for the period 1 May 2019 to 30 April 2020. As has been the case for many years, the rate of contribution remains unchanged at $9.50 per hectare... Read More...

Contractor education coming

Vinehealth Australia has contracted viticultural consultant Liz Riley from Vitibit to assist in the development and delivery of a contactor biosecurity education program. This program will raise contractor ... Read More...

Footwear solution closer

Vinehealth Australia’s project to develop a fit for purpose shoe cover for vineyard use is gathering momentum, with several early design ideas presented by project partner UniSA in early June. Stephanie Sma... Read More...