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Farm Bio Project boosts biosecurity prep for veg and spud industries

February 22, 2022

The AUSVEG Farm Biosecurity Project, a collaboration between AUSVEG and Plant Health Australia (PHA), continues to improve preparedness and response capability to manage biosecurity risks for the vegetable and potato industries.

The second phase of the two-year project funded through the National Vegetable and Potato Levies, kicked off in July 2021, after the successful completion of the first phase. More

Biosecurity project launched to support melon industry

February 16, 2022

Plant Health Australia (PHA) and Melons Australia have teamed up for a new one-year Melon Industry Extension for Biosecurity project to strengthen melon growers’ resilience in biosecurity response, recovery capacity and understanding of proactive on-farm biosecurity practices. More

Message from the CEO February 2022

February 15, 2022

Welcome to the February edition of Tendrils!

2022 has certainly taken off to a flying start with the announcements of two new five-year programs; CitrusWatch designed to bolster surveillance and increase expertise or early detection of high priority pests and Phase 4 of the National Fruit Fly Council for the continued coordination of fruit fly management in Australia. More