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The November issue of the Plant Surveillance Network Australasia-Pacific newsletter is out now.

November 28, 2023

The Plant Surveillance Network Australasia-Pacific (PSNAP) allows those working in all aspects of surveillance for plant pests to access and share information. The network was established to strengthen surveillance capacity and capability across the Australasia-Pacific region. More

2022/23 CitrusWatch Activity Report now available

November 21, 2023

CitrusWatch is pleased to release the 2022-2023 Activity Report which showcases the program’s achievements over the past year.

A collaboration between Plant Health Australia (PHA), Citrus Australia, the Northern Territory Department of Industry Tourism and Trade, and Cesar Australia, the program is a national citrus biosecurity and surveillance program that extends across commercial production zones, to highdensity, urban and peri-urban regions. More

Avocados Australia tests biosecurity protocols

November 21, 2023

In a move to continue biosecurity preparedness and response capabilities, the Board of Avocados Australia Limited (AAL) participated in Exercise Proteger on 25 October.

Facilitated by Plant Health Australia’s (PHA), the desktop exercise was designed to test decision-making processes and application of the Biosecurity Incident Standard Operating Procedure (BISOP) during a biosecurity emergency response. More

A record 450 forestry experts converged for ANZIF 2023

November 21, 2023

The Australia New Zealand Institute of Forestry conference was recently held in Tweed Heads, New South Wales, with a record of 475 delegates in attendance, representing a broad range of Australian and New Zealand stakeholders.

The theme of the conference, ‘Embracing Our Natural Capital: The Science, Technology and Art of Managing Forests For All Values’, facilitated the conversations and collaboration. More

Message from the CEO

November 21, 2023

Welcome to the November edition of Tendrils, our second last e-newsletter for 2023!

As we approach the end-of-year festivities, it is important to remember that biosecurity threats don’t take a break and we need to continue to be vigilant to safeguard Australia’s biosecurity. More