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Message from the CEO March 2022

March 11, 2022

The floods in New South Wales and Queensland (QLD) in the second month of 2022 has certainly brought about a new set of challenges not only for producers but for communities living in the affected areas. The Australian Government has activated support for these flood-affected communities, producers and non-profit organisations with a range of disaster relief and recovery packages. More

A grower pest ID tool for plant protection and biosecurity

March 9, 2022

Quick identification and management of pests, diseases, and weeds is vital to maintaining a profitable plant production business. Over the years several variations of pest identification reference books, field guides and Apps have been used to assist in identifying plant pests and diseases, however these have had limitations (e.g., More

Boosting grains biosecurity preparedness

March 9, 2022

By GPA Chair and WA grain producer Barry Large

Grain Producers Australia highly values our positive working relationship with Plant Health Australia and what this delivers for grain producers throughout Australia.

Our work collaborating on the Grains Farm Biosecurity Program since 2007 has helped to improve the management of, and preparedness for, biosecurity risks in the grains industry at the farm and industry levels. More

First PhD student at the Plant Innovation Centre at Post-Entry Quarantine

March 9, 2022

The first PhD student to work at the Plant Innovation Centre at Post-Entry Quarantine (PIC@PEQ) has been welcomed by the Department of Agriculture, Water and the Environment (DAWE). PIC@PEQ is a team of dedicated scientists working to improve our in-house research and development capability. More

Fingerprinting high-risk border pests

March 9, 2022

Mass spectrometry technology, that can identify microorganisms in under a minute, is being piloted by Department of Agriculture, Water and the Environment (DAWE) biosecurity scientists to more rapidly identify high-risk plant pathogens and mosquitoes intercepted at Australia’s borders. More