News

Positive future for geofencing

Vinehealth Australia’s Boundary Rider pilot project has demonstrated the power of geofencing as a concept to assist our wine and grape industries in their biosecurity efforts. The innovative pilot project was ... Read More...

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We love a catchy headline almost as much as we love hearing about what you’re doing to promote biosecurity. Thanks to Nicki Robins, Viticultural Development Officer at Barossa Grape and Wine Association, for s... Read More...

Who’s in your shoe?

A dead black-spined toad was found in the shoe of a traveller returning from Indonesia at Cairns airport in late March. The Department of Agriculture and Water Resources confirmed the toad was thought to have b... Read More...

New alerts for vital info

In May, Vinehealth Australia created a communication initiative for critical news. These Biosecurity Alerts are email summaries of key information relating to a biosecurity matter. We’ve produced two Biosecuri... Read More...

Monster of the week: Xylella

Vinehealth Australia Technical Manager Suzanne McLoughlin and James Hook, McLaren Vale Agronomist and Grapegrower, attended the Australian Government’s International Xylella Symposium in Brisbane in May. Xylell... Read More...

60 seconds for safe shoes

Recent studies have shown that a 60 second treatment is required to demonstrate 100% mortality across six key strains of phylloxera. Dr Kevin Powell reports. Grape phylloxera usually spreads from vineyard to v... Read More...

Important update: levy payments

Notices of Assessment for the annual levies payable under the Phylloxera and Grape Industry Act 1995 (Act) were sent to all registered vineyard owners in South Australia in early June. The due date for payment ... Read More...

New team for biosecurity responses

From July, a new initiative called the National Biosecurity Response Team (NBRT) will provide a national pool of government personnel who are fully trained and prepared to act in biosecurity emergency responses... Read More...

Mapping moments in time

Key to many Vinehealth Australia activities is geographically-referenced data, which allows us to interpret data for patterns. Vinehealth’s GIS Specialist Brendan Tully produces a range of maps that can be fou... Read More...