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Message from the CEO January 2022

January 24, 2022

This year is shaping up to be a busy one for us at Plant Health Australia (PHA) with exciting new projects and collaborations underway.

We are thrilled to announce that the National Fruit Fly Council (NFFC) has secured funding for phase 4 of the project that strategically coordinates fruit fly management in Australia over the next five years (2021 – 2026).  More

NFFC will continue to prevent fruit fly in Australia

January 19, 2022

The National Fruit Fly Council (NFFC) has secured funding from Hort Innovation for phase 4 of the project that will strategically coordinate fruit fly management in Australia over the next five years (2021 – 2026).

Fruit fly is one of the biggest trade barriers for horticulture products and many species of fruit fly pose a threat to Australia’s horticultural industries, both endemic and exotic. More

New biosecurity collaboration to protect Australian citrus industry

January 17, 2022

Australia’s $900 million citrus industry could face serious production and market access risks if the industry is not adequately prepared to manage future biosecurity threats.

A new five-year national biosecurity program, CitrusWatch, is a collaborative effort that is designed to protect the citrus industry from harmful exotic pests and diseases such as Asian citrus psyllid (Diaphorina citri) and huánglóngbìng (HLB). More