The Canned Fruits Industry Council of Australia represents the biosecurity interests of canned fruit producers and the industry. They are members of Plant Health Australia and signatories to the Emergency Plant Pest Response Deed. Their responsibilities include:
- biosecurity planning and implementation at the national and farm levels
- liaising with federal and state governments on trade issues
- funding and supporting biosecurity initiatives
- participating in national committees and response efforts in an emergency.
In 2013–14, production of canned fruit was valued at $13 million (LVP) which was a reduction from the 2012–13 production year when canned fruit was valued at $26 million. Fruit production for canning is carried out from December to May each season and volumes of between 80, 000 to 100, 000 tonnes are processed annually.
The industry represents more than 300 fruit growing, packing and exporting businesses.
The canned fruits industry is primarily based in the Goulburn–Murray Valleys region of Victoria, processing Australian apples, pears and stone fruit (peaches, apricots and plums).
The canned fruit industry does not have a specific biosecurity plan or manual, but plans and manuals for the pome fruit (apple and pear) and stone fruit (summerfruit) industries contain information of relevance to biosecurity for canned fruit production.
Value of production and distribution
Annual value of canned fruit production 2007–14 (LVP)
Distribution of canned fruit production by state and territory 2013–14 (based on LVP)
Biosecurity plans, manuals and resources
Industry biosecurity plans
Biosecurity planning provides a mechanism for the canned fruit industry, government and other relevant stakeholders to assess current biosecurity practices and future biosecurity needs. Planning identifies procedures that can be put in place to reduce the chance of pests reaching our borders or minimise the impact if a pest incursion occurs.
An industry biosecurity plan and a farm manual which include the high priority pests of the canned fruit industry have not yet been developed. However pests of apricots, peaches, pears and plums are included in the industry plans and manuals prepared for Summerfruit Australia and APAL. The Industry Biosecurity Plan for the Summerfruit Industry and the Industry Biosecurity Plan for the Apple and Pear Industry outline key threats, risk mitigation plans, identification and categorisation of exotic pests and contingency plans. For copies, please call 02 6215 7700 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
The Orchard Biosecurity Manual for the Summerfruit Industry or the Orchard Biosecurity Manual for the Apple and Pear Industry contain information to help producers to implement biosecurity on-farm. Manuals usually contain an overview of biosecurity, fact sheets to identify the high priority pests of a crop, tips on crop management, and how to manage people, vehicles and equipment to minimise biosecurity risks. Manuals also contain a biosecurity self-assessment list, and templates to record pest surveillance records and visitors.
More information about on-farm biosecurity for both plant and livestock producers is available from the Farm Biosecurity website.
The following is a list of documents for exotic and endemic pests of canned fruit. Please note that this is not a complete list of pests: rather it includes pests for which documents exist in the Pest Information Document Database.
Some of the documents presented here are not tailored to canned fruit and are included for information only.
|Common name||Scientific name||EPPRD Category||Fact sheet||Contingency plan||Diagnostic protocol|
|Almond seed wasp||Eurytoma amygdali||FS|
|Apple maggot||Rhagoletis pomonella||FS FS|
|Apple proliferation||Apple proliferation phytoplasma||FS|
|Banana spider mite||Tetranychus piercei||4||FS FS|
|Black stem blight||Erwinia pyrifoliae||FS|
|Blister spot of apples||Pseudomonas syringae pv. papulans|
|Brown headed leaf roller||Ctenopseustis obliquana||FS|
|Brown rot||Monilinia fructigena||3||FS FS|
|Carambola fruit fly||Bactrocera carambolae||FS FS FS FS|
|Cassava spider mite||Tetranychus truncatus||FS|
|Cedar apple rust||Gymnosporangium juniperi-virginianae||FS|
|Citrus longicorn beetle||Anoplophora chinensis||FS||CP|
|Coconut bug||Amblypelta cocophaga||FS|
|Cotton aphid||Aphis gossypii (exotic strains)||FS|
|European canker||Neonectria ditissima||FS|
|European stone fruit yellows||Candidatus Phytoplasma prunorum||3||FS|
|False codling moth||Thaumatotibia leucotreta syn Cryptophlebia leucotreta||2||FS||CP|
|Fijian fruit fly (Bactrocera passiflorae)||Bactrocera passiflorae||FS|
|Fire blight||Erwinia amylovora||2||FS||CP|
|Glassy-winged sharpshooter||Homalodisca vitripennis||FS FS FS FS FS||CP|
|Green headed leaf roller||Planotortrix excessana||FS|
|Gypsy moths||Lymantria dispar||FS FS FS||CP|
|Japanese beetle||Popillia japonica||FS|
|Mediterranean fruit fly||Ceratitis capitata||FS|
|Melon fruit fly||Bactrocera cucurbitae||FS|
|New Guinea fruit fly||Bactrocera trivialis||FS FS|
|Oblique-banded leaf roller||Choristoneura rosaceana||FS|
|Omnivorous leaf roller||Platynota stultana||FS|
|Orange tortrix||Argyrotaenia citrana||FS|
|Oriental fruit fly||Bactrocera dorsalis||2||FS FS FS FS FS FS|
|Pacific spider mite||Tetranychus pacificus||FS|
|Papaya fruit fly||Bactrocera papayae||2||FS FS FS FS|
|Peach fruit fly||Bactrocera zonata||FS|
|Peach twig borer||Anarsia lineatella||FS|
|Peach X disease||Candidatus Phytoplasma pruni||3||FS|
|Pear fruit moth||Numonia pirivorella||3||FS|
|Pear psyllid||Cacopsylla pyricola||FS|
|Philippine fruit fly||Bactrocera philippinensis||2||FS|
|Pierces disease||Xylella fastidiosa||2||FS FS FS FS FS||CP|
|Plum curculio||Conotrachelus nenuphar||2||FS FS|
|Plum fruit moth||Cydia funebrana||FS|
|Plum pox virus||Plum pox virus (Potyvirus)||2||FS FS||CP|
|Poinsettia thrips||Echinothrips americanus||FS||CP|
|Queensland fruit fly||Bactrocera tryoni||FS|
|Rosy apple aphid||Dysaphis plantaginea||FS|
|Spotted-winged drosophila||Drosophila suzukii||FS FS FS FS|
|Strawberry spider mite||Tetranychus turkestani||FS|
|Tarnished plant bug||Lygus lineolaris||FS FS FS||CP|
|Texas root rot||Phymatotrichum omnivorum||2||FS FS|
|Tomato black ring virus||Tomato black ring virus (Nepovirus)||FS|
|Tomato ringspot virus||Tomato ringspot virus (Nepovirus)||FS|
|Verticillium wilt||Verticillium dahliae (exotic defoliating strains)||3||FS|
|Western flower thrips||Frankliniella occidentalis||FS|
|Western plant bug||Lygus hesperus||FS|