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2018 Articles and Media Releases

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May

Mornington Peninsula Rezoning Project – Growers Workshop Videos

Posted: May 29, 2018
Category: Uncategorized


The Mornington Peninsula Rezoning Project is undertaking vineyard inspections across the wine growing region – in accordance with the requirements of the status upgrade procedures of the National Phylloxera Management Protocols – over three years to enable its gazettal as a Phylloxera Exclusion Zone (PEZ), and have the region recognised as such by industry and […]



 
28
May

Maroondah PIZ Boundary Extension Survey – Have your say

Posted: May 28, 2018
Category: Uncategorized


Overview A prominent issue and wine industry priority is ongoing management of the biosecurity challenge posed by phylloxera.  Since phylloxera was first detected in the Yarra Valley in 2007, the subsequent spread of the pest within the current boundary of the Phylloxera Infested Zone (PIZ) has placed regulatory and compliance pressures on the region’s grape industry. […]



 
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 […]