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SA growers: we want you

Vinehealth Australia is preparing to survey South Australian vineyard owners to benchmark their adoption of biosecurity practices. The survey also aims to gain feedback from vineyard owners on Vinehealth Aus... Read More...

Sign of the times

The popularity of the biosecurity signs on offer from Vinehealth Australia is a clear indicator of the commitment shown by SA growers to minimise biosecurity risk to their greatest assets – their vines. With... Read More...

On the road again!

You may have seen us in your region recently. We’ve been roaming the countryside with other key industry bodies in a roadshow organised by the Wine Grape Council of SA (WGCSA). CEO Inca Pearce and Technical ... Read More...

Angular leaf scorch knowledge boost

The Australian wine industry is better prepared for an incursion of angular leaf scorch (ALS), a significant fungal disease of grapevines, thanks to the work of scientists at the South Australian Research and D... Read More...

Pest in focus: Spotted wing drosophila

Spotted wing drosophila (SWD, Drosophila suzukii) has been classified as a high priority exotic pest threat of the Australian viticulture industry. It is a temperate to subtropical species of vinegar fly native... Read More...

What’s bugging you?

Wine Australia is involved in a new cross-sectoral biosecurity project to improve plant pest management through early detection. The project, called ‘Improving Plant Pest Management through Cross Industry De... Read More...

IN THE NEWS: rootstocks

Why isn’t Australia doing better with its uptake of rootstocks as a phylloxera protection technique? That’s the question asked by the Wine & Viticulture Journal in its March/April issue. Editor Sonya Log... Read More...

Not loving African Lovegrass

A free farm ‘walk and talk’ focused on the control of African Lovegrass, a declared weed in SA, is being held in McLaren Vale on 30 May. Hosted by Adelaide and Mount Lofty Ranges Natural Resource Management ... Read More...

New phylloxera detection method

Growers are in their vineyards every week. They are the eyes and ears of our biosecurity army. Active surveillance for grape phylloxera requires practical and effective tools for growers and regulators alike. ... Read More...

Virus knowledge boost

Australia’s understanding of grapevine viruses has been given a boost, following a meeting of the best minds in virus research in the world. Dr Fiona Constable, a senior plant virologist from Agriculture Vic... Read More...