Fact Sheets

Top 10 Farm-gate hygiene activities

Best practice farm-gate hygiene can prevent diseases, weeds and pests including phylloxera, from coming onto your property. Vinehealth Australia has compiled the top 10 farm-gate hygiene activities in this handy fact sheet, to assist you in your biosecurity practices. How many can you tick off?

Click here for the Top 10 Farm-gate hygiene activities fact sheet.

About Grape Phylloxera

Of the pests and diseases endemic to Australia, our greatest biosecurity threat is grape phylloxera. In Australia, grape phylloxera is currently confined to parts of Victoria and New South Wales. Commercial vine
plantings in Australia are predominantly
own-rooted Vitis vinifera, highly susceptible to phylloxera. Preventing its movement to currently uninfested areas is therefore of utmost importance.

Click here for the About Grape Phylloxera fact sheet to learn more.

Biosecurity Planning for Hosting Visitors

Are you making real efforts to manage the negative impacts that visitation can have on the sustainability of your vineyards?

Click here for the Biosecurity Planning for Vineyard Owners Hosting Visitors fact sheet

Sheep and Vine Biosecurity Risk

If you’re planning to agist sheep on your vineyard, taking the time to consider biosecurity risks when entering into an agistment agreement can help avoid a plant pest, disease or weed being introduced into your vineyard.

Click here for the sheep and vine biosecurity risk fact sheet.

 For Australian Wine Personnel Travelling Overseas

For best practice and alternative steps you can take in relation to footwear and clothing before, during and after you travel to minimise your chances of bringing grape phylloxera or exotic plant pests into Australia.

Click here to read the factsheet ‘For Australian Wine Personnel Travelling Overseas’

Employing International Staff

Do you employ international staff who will be walking down vine rows? What advice do you need to provide these visitors both before and after they arrive in Australia, to keep your vineyards safe?

Click here for the Employing International Staff fact sheet

Buying Used Machinery

If you’re purchasing second-hand machinery for use in your vineyard, remember to consider biosecurity as part of the steps to getting it home.

Click here for the Buying used machinery fact sheet

Working With Contractors: Earthworks

If you’re planning to use an earthworks contractor, what questions should you ask before the job starts? And what checks should you perform when they arrive?

Click here for the Working with contractors: earthworks fact sheet

Using the Naracoorte Heat Shed

Machinery and equipment are high risk vectors for spreading weeds, diseases and pests such as phylloxera, as they can carry grapevine material or soil and are especially hard to clean. The only way to ensure machinery and equipment is free of pests, diseases and weeds is to ‘bake it’ in a heat shed.

Click here for the Using the Naracoorte Heat Shed factsheet

Seasonal Workers: Help protect our vines in South Australia

Do you employ seasonal workers from a range of cultures on your property and want to communicate some important biosecurity information to them using simple language, but English is their non-preferred language?

Click here for our Seasonal Workers: Help protect our vines in South Australia fact sheet

This factsheet has been translated into six languages:

Click here for the Vietnamese version.

Click here for the Urdu version.

Click here for the Hindi version.

Click here for the Thai version.

Click here for the Dari version.

Click here for the Malay version.