NEWS

Proposal to deregulate GPGV in SA

Vinehealth Australia is seeking feedback from the wine and grape industries on a proposal to remove Grapevine Pinot gris virus (GPGV) as a declared pest under the Plant Health Act 2009 in South Australia. ... Read More...

Responses due: Vineyard Owner Survey

You were recently sent the 2021 South Australian Vineyard Owner Survey, via your preferred method of communication. We conduct this important survey every few years to gauge: 1. Your understanding of bio... Read More...

Biggest ever SA winegrape crush

The South Australian winegrape crush was 941,113 tonnes in 2021. This was the largest crush ever recorded for the state, 45% above the very low 2020 crush of 651,195 tonnes and 28% above the 10-year average (2... Read More...

Mealybug mating disruption

With mealybugs contributing to notable virus spread – particularly grapevine leafroll viruses – in some Australian vineyards, we share some pilot research being undertaken by Washington State University, attem... Read More...

Levy reminder

If you haven’t paid your 2020/2021 Notice of Assessment yet, please do so soon, as the due date for payment was 12 July. The levy paid by South Australian vineyard owners is Vinehealth Australia’s source of... Read More...

National biosecurity website live

The Australian Government has launched a new national biosecurity website that will help industries and individuals to find important information more easily. “Australia’s biosecurity system is vital for sa... Read More...

Fruit fly trapping network expands

Nearly 15,000 additional liquid food based fruit fly attractant traps are being deployed across South Australian backyards in outbreak areas as part of the continued fight against fruit fly. As reported by ... Read More...

Happy pheromones attract friends

Last month we updated you on Australia’s successful 2020-21 season of fighting the hitchhiker pest, brown marmorated stink bug (BMSB). We also recently listened to the webinar ‘Managing the risk of a seriou... Read More...

Biosecurity 2030 launched

Commonwealth Biosecurity 2030 – the Australian Government’s roadmap to build a stronger, smarter biosecurity system – was released in May. Secretary of the Department of Agriculture, Water and the Envi... Read More...

Vineyard Owner Survey: responses needed

We’ll soon be conducting our 2021 South Australian Vineyard Owner Survey and we encourage you to take the time to respond. The survey will seek your feedback on South Australia’s biosecurity position and th... Read More...

Replanting, field grafting or reworking?

Are you planting or replanting a vineyard block? Are you changing the scion variety you currently have? Then we need to know. Vinehealth Australia is required under the Phylloxera and Grape Industry Act 199... Read More...