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National Plant Biosecurity Strategy released

April 20, 2022

The 2021-2031 National Plant Biosecurity Strategy (NPBS) released today by Plant Health Australia (PHA) provides a framework to strengthen Australia’s plant biosecurity system over the next decade.

The second-generation strategy outlines four focus areas needed to build a resilient and contemporary national plant biosecurity system that will continue to support Australian plant industries, economy, environment and communities. More

Message from the CEO April 2022

April 14, 2022

The first quarter of 2022 has been busy with building our 2022-23 Annual Operational Plan (AOP) that presents key activities and targets for the next financial year. This is the first AOP under the new Strategic Plan 2022-27 and the draft which outlines the actions required to support our vision of being a valued leader of a strong, integrated Australian plant biosecurity system was presented to our Members at the end of last month. More

Joint Annual Diagnosticians’ and Surveillance Workshop 2022

April 14, 2022

The 11th Annual Diagnosticians’ Workshop (ADW) and the 5th Annual Surveillance Workshop (ASW) will be held from 30 August – 1 September 2022 in Melbourne (venue to be confirmed).

For the first time, the ADW and ASW will present a combined workshop program themed around integration to inspire and innovate. More

Joint Industry-Government Surveillance workshop series

April 14, 2022

Earlier this month, PHA hosted its second Joint Industry Government Surveillance workshop on the value of data. This workshop series is aimed at government and industry personnel involved in surveillance, data collection and data use.

The series is a result of the development of the Northern Australia Biosecurity Strategy and the Tropical Plant Industries Biosecurity Surveillance Strategy, both of which recognised that no single entity or agency can meet all the biosecurity needs across northern Australia, and that collaboration and partnerships are crucial. More

Mango Pests and Diseases update

April 14, 2022

Australian Mangoes hosted a Pests and Diseases Update on 4 April in rural Darwin, Northern Territory. The purpose of the event was to update growers on the current threats for mangoes ahead of the flowering season and provide growers with some useful resources and material such as factsheets and booklets. More