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Message from the CEO December 2021

December 22, 2021

Despite recent flood and rain damage in the eastern states bringing heartbreak to some producers so close to harvest, the gross production value for crop growers is forecast to reach a record-breaking $78 billion – $5.4 billion more than predicted just a few months ago. More

PHA Board meeting 105

December 22, 2021

The Plant Health Australia (PHA) Board met virtually on Monday 29 November 2021, for Board Meeting 105.

Dr Simon McKirdy attended the first Board meeting following his appointment as a Director at the Annual General Meeting (AGM) on Tuesday 23 November 2021. More

New surveillance project to monitor honey bee pests

December 21, 2021

Hort Innovation and Plant Health Australia (PHA) are proud to announce a new three-year National Bee Pest Surveillance Program (NBPSP). Funded by Hort Innovation, the Australian Honey Bee Industry Council and Grains Producers Australia (GPA), in collaboration with state and territory governments, the program will continue to monitor for honey bee pests that threaten the Australian honey bee industry. More

Biosecurity key as ag production set for record year

December 8, 2021

The Australian agriculture industry is set to make history this financial year with a forecast to reach $78 billion in value.

According to the Australian Bureau of Agricultural and Resource Economics and Sciences (ABARES) latest outlook released recently, both crop growers and livestock producers will see record values of $43 billion and $33.4 billion respectively. More

PHA revamps online course offering

December 8, 2021

Plant Health Australia (PHA) has recently revamped three online courses that now offer greater interactivity and designs to enhance the online learning experience.

The three online courses, Plant Biosecurity in Australia, Pest Reporting and Responses (for Growers and Researchers) now have improved graphics and interactive elements such as pop-up text boxes and flip text boxes. More