Plant Health Australia (PHA) congratulates the leaders of member organisations Australian Honey Bee Industry Council (AHBIC) and Australian Banana Growers Council (ABGC) for awards they received last week, both of which were underpinned by biosecurity. More
The NSW Department of Primary Industries is holding drop-in information sessions across NSW during November. More
A special meeting of the Subcommittee on Domestic Quarantine and Market Access (SDQMA) was held to consider the risk vectors for the spread of Karnal bunt – such as grain, harvesting equipment and animals that feed on infected grain – in the event of an incursion. More
Lawn Solutions Australia, the country’s leading national group of accredited turf growers, joined Plant Health Australia (PHA) as an associate member from 1 October 2016.
PHA is the not-for-profit coordinator of the industry-government plant biosecurity partnership in Australia. More
The importance of plant biosecurity received a welcome boost this year with Dr Jessica Lye, biosecurity officer for vegetables and potatoes at AUSVEG, winning the Rural Women’s Award for Victoria, as part of the Rural Industries Research and Development Corporation’s national women’s awards. More
Maintaining areas in Australia that are free from pests such as fruit fly has been an important way for producers to access both domestic and international markets. For produce grown outside of these areas, options such as cold treatment have also made market access possible. More
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NT Farmers have joined Plant Health Australia (PHA) to ensure that the organisation is involved in biosecurity at the highest level, it was announced this week.
PHA, a not-for-profit company based in Canberra, coordinates the activities of governments and industries to ensure that Australia’s biosecurity system remains robust and integrated. More
Around 90 people gathered in Melbourne for two days last week to identify ways to maximise the benefits of scientific research for Australia’s crop producers, with a particular emphasis on projects on pests that attack more than one crop.
Participants at the Plant Biosecurity RD&E Priorities Forum, held at Agribio, identified the top cross sectoral priorities for research in Australia as well as ways to improve the plant biosecurity RD&E system. More
The sweet potato, truffle and blueberry industries are the latest members of Plant Health Australia (PHA), the coordinators of the plant biosecurity partnership in Australia, it was announced this week.