2018 Articles and Media Releases


Grapevine Pinot Gris Virus

Posted: February 19, 2018
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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 […]


Phylloxera rezoning underway in Mornington Peninsula

Posted: January 31, 2018
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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 […]


Grapevine Pinot Gris Virus (GPGV)

Posted: January 11, 2018
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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 […]


Updating our anti-phylloxera armoury

Posted: January 3, 2018
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Comprehensive trials by Agriculture Victoria scientists in Rutherglen have found that more care needs to be used to ensure that footwear disinfestation is effective. The Agriculture Victoria team’s work involves a comprehensive set of trials to both re-assess our current responses to the damaging grapevine pest phylloxera and develop new ways to manage and, where […]