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National simulation exercise for Xylella

November 14, 2018

Exercise Fastidious has begun in Brisbane today (14 November 2018). The exercise, funded by Hort Innovation, will test the response to the detection of Xylella fastidiosa, with a focus on the production nursery sector.

Participants will be asked to consider the technical feasibility eradication, complexes (e.g. More

Workshops to prepare for spotted wing drosophila

November 9, 2018

Growers, agronomists, extension professionals and international researchers gathered at a recent series of workshops to improve preparedness for a high priority exotic fly pest, spotted wing drosophila.

Plant Health Australia, CESAR and Plant & Food Research New Zealand are working together on a Hort Innovation funded project to improve the preparedness of horticultural industries for the exotic fly. More

Plant pest surveillance in botanic gardens

November 9, 2018

At the end of October, Plant Health Australia’s Executive Director and CEO, Greg Fraser, and other staff spent two days in Melbourne facilitating a workshop for a project to develop a plant pest surveillance network in Australia’s botanic gardens and arboreta. More