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2018 Articles and Media Releases

28
Feb

More imports of Brown Marmorated Stink Bug to Australia

Posted: February 28, 2018
Category: Uncategorized


Additional recent pest detections Two further detections of the exotic pest brown marmorated stink bug (Halyomorpha halys) have been reported in Horsley Park, NSW and Perth, WA. Dead and live bugs were found in separate shipments of electrical components and bricks that had been imported from Italy. The federal and state biosecurity agencies are working […]



 
19
Feb

Grapevine Pinot Gris Virus

Posted: February 19, 2018
Category: Uncategorized


The presence of Grapevine Pinot Gris Virus (GPGV) has been confirmed. In response to these detections the Consultative Committee on Emergency Plant Pests, in consultation with industry, now consider the virus to be widespread and non-eradicable. GPGV was first described in 2012, when advances in diagnostic technology allowed the virus to be identified. It is […]



 
31
Jan

Phylloxera rezoning underway in Mornington Peninsula

Posted: January 31, 2018
Category: Uncategorized


The State Government’s priority to declare the Mornington Peninsula region as a Phylloxera Exclusion Zone (PEZ) is moving closer to reality. The three-year process to define the region as a PEZ and have one of the state’s most vibrant wine producing regions recognised as such by industry and trading partners, has been underway for three weeks. Check out […]



 
11
Jan

Grapevine Pinot Gris Virus (GPGV)

Posted: January 11, 2018
Category: Uncategorized


Grapevine Pinot Gris Virus (GPGV) has recently been detected in Australia.  It was formerly identified overseas in 2012, although it may have been present for about 10 years. GPGV has been found on more than 30  grape varieties worldwide, and was first detected on Pinot Gris. Symptoms of GPGV appear soon after bud break. Symptoms […]