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Preparing for Xylella

Meet Craig Elliott, the man tasked with ensuring that Australian horticulture and viticulture industries are ready for Xylella fastidiosa. Craig has been appointed as Program Manager – Xylella, a role joint... Read More...

#V19: Managing footwear and clothing

Soil, pests, diseases and weed seeds can be picked up and spread on footwear and clothing, including hats and high viz vests. But the movement of the people wearing this footwear and clothing is not regulated ... Read More...

#V19: Sign them in

The theme of setting expectations for how you want your vines to be respected by your visitors flows on to the importance of having your visitors sign in prior to accessing your vines. Asking your visitor ... Read More...

#V19: Signage sets behaviour

Every day we see hundreds of signs as we drive around the city and our regions. Signs are there to guide the behavior that’s expected of us. Research suggests that the more we see the same signs, the more ... Read More...

#V19: Know your obligations

Are you familiar with the requirements for importing a tractor into South Australia from an interstate Phylloxera Exclusion Zone? How about for importing winegrapes from Tasmania into Victoria? Or importing ha... Read More...

Loxton Q-fly outbreak: stay informed

As many of you are now aware, a Queensland Fruit Fly (Q-fly) outbreak was declared on 7 December 2018 in Loxton, SA following the detection of seven Q-flies in traps at a single property. Vinehealth Australia ... Read More...

Zero tolerance at Yamba

The fruit fly fight intensified this month when the SA Government announced a ‘zero tolerance’ approach at the Yamba Quarantine Station. “As part of an emergency response to the fruit fly outbreak in Loxton, t... Read More...

PQS consultation begins

Vinehealth Australia has undertaken a comprehensive review of the phylloxera-related conditions in SA’s Plant Quarantine Standard (PQS) and now seeks industry feedback on the proposed changes. South Australia’... Read More...

Time to update your records

SA vineyard owners: we sent you your annual vineyard record return at the end of last year, for you to check and update if necessary. Maintaining accuracy of the information on the Vineyard Register is a requir... Read More...

#V19: Be farm-gate hygiene ready

Farm-gate hygiene activities are site-specific biosecurity practices to minimise the risk of pest, disease and weed incursions on your property. Adherence to farm-gate hygiene systems should be part of your sta... Read More...