Australian agriculture is an integral part of the nation’s economy, with crops generating more than half of the total value in recent years. In 2017–18 plant production industries contributed over $33 billion to annual agricultural production.

Minimising the biosecurity risks posed by insects, pathogens and diseases (collectively called pests) that are new to Australia is a key focus for governments, plant industries and PHA.

The industry section of our website provides an overview of PHA member industries with a list of high priority pests specific to each industry.

Almonds Apples & Pears Avocados
Bananas Berries Blueberries
Canned fruit Cherries Chestnuts
Citrus Cotton Dried fruit
Ginger Grains Hazelnuts
Honey bees Lychees Macadamias
Mangoes Melons Olives
Onions Papaya Passionfruit
Pineapples Pistachios Plantation forestry
Potatoes Processing tomatoes Production nurseries
Rice Strawberries Sugarcane
Summerfruit Sweetpotatoes Table grapes
Tea tree Truffles Vegetables
Walnuts Wine grapes