CitrusWatch: Annual activity update

December 13, 2022

A collaboration between PHA, Citrus Australia, the Northern Territory Department of Industry Tourism and Trade, and Cesar Australia, CitrusWatch extends its reach from commercial production zones, to high-density, high-risk, high-traffic urban and peri-urban regions. The program supports a volunteer-based, exotic pest early detector network within the citrus industry and general public, and provides access to training on the topics of biosecurity, exotic pest surveillance and identification.

The program aims to ensure that the Australian citrus industry is better equipped to minimise the entry and spread of high priority pests and works with biosecurity agencies, biosecurity programs in other industries, and research and extension programs to support the program vision:

“The Australian citrus industry remains free of harmful High Priority Pests, retains access to key markets through access to robust surveillance data, and long-term industry health is supported by the actions of informed, aware and engaged industry members and general public.”

CitrusWatch is funded by Hort Innovation, using the citrus research and development levy and contributions from the Australian Government. Hort Innovation is the grower owned, not-for-profit research and development corporation for Australian horticulture. Funding is also supplied by Plant Health Australia using the citrus plant health levy.

For more information on CitrusWatch, visit this link.

Read the CitrusWatch Annual Activity Report