CitrusWatch’s Early Detector Network newsletter out now

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The Australian citrus industry is a large and vibrant horticultural industry, with over 28,000 hectares of citrus planted by approximately 1,400 growers. The industry provides significant value to rural communities and the wider economy, and without adequate preparedness future biosecurity threats pose serious risks to the $942 million industry.

CitrusWatch, a five-year national biosecurity program funded by Hort Innovation, Plant Health Australia (PHA) biosecurity levy, and the Australian Government, recently published the first Early Detector Network Newsletter. Apart from ensuring that early detection sticky trapping is conducted in autumn and spring, the newsletter will also be a source of knowledge for volunteers.

The program aims to expand surveillance, conduct industry training, lead risk assessment and modelling and improve governance and collaboration.

Read the newsletter