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National Phylloxera Management Protocol

The viticulture industries (wine and table grapes) – through the National Vine Health Steering Committee – have developed a National Phylloxera Management Protocol, which is an agreed standard for managing the movement of risk vectors so as to minimise the risk of spreading phylloxera. Attempts are now being made to align each state’s legislation with the national protocol, so that there is a consistent set of regulations for industry to follow.

The national protocol covers the movement of grapevines, vineyard machinery, grapes, people and grape products from Phylloxera Infested Zones and Phylloxera Risk Zones into non-infested zones (see map of phylloxera zones in Australia).

It gives details on the recommended disinfestation treatments for machinery, footwear, vehicles etc that can be applied in any vineyard situation.