News

Do you know these exotic pest nasties?

Vinehealth Australia has produced a striking poster to help you identify high priority exotic pests and reportable endemic pests and diseases that are a threat to the wine and grape industries. The posters a... Read More...

42 ways to boost our biosecurity system

Further to our e-news article in March on the review of the Intergovernmental Agreement on Biosecurity (IGAB), the final report has been released. The report is titled ‘Priorities for Australia’s Biosecurity S... Read More...

Giving vine diseases the boot

In our July e-news we introduced you to Dr Mark Sosnowski, the trunk disease guru, who shared his top tips for healthy pruning. In this issue, we tell you more about Mark’s research, which is now being adopted ... Read More...

#VinehealthToughQuestions

We’re serious about biosecurity and we hope you are too. To put that to the test, we’re asking you some tough questions in coming months, starting with these three: Should there be base level mandatory farm-... Read More...

No bliss for grapegrowers

Microsoft users – this one’s for you. Remember that Windows background of the lush green rolling hill and cloudy blue sky? Well, Microsoft has phylloxera to thank for that classic background. The image is named... Read More...

Mystery vine death prompts testing

When a South Australian grower noticed two vines dying in his four-acre vineyard, he was concerned but not alarmed. Then the following year, another two vines died. Alarm bells started to ring. What was causin... Read More...

Panama TR4 back in far north QLD

Further to the case study in our June 2017 e-news showing the response of Howe Farms to the 2015 incursion of Panama disease tropical race 4 (TR4), another outbreak has been confirmed. A new case of the devast... Read More...

Boundary Rider project wins Spatial Award

Vinehealth Australia has won the inaugural Small Project Award at the South Australian Spatial Excellence Awards, for its Boundary Rider geofencing pilot project. Held on Friday 11 August at the Adelaide Conve... Read More...