Fall armyworm in Torres Strait and Far North Queensland

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Fall armyworm (Spodoptera frugiperda) is an exotic pest that has recently been detected for the first time in the Torres Strait and at the tip of Cape York in Far North Queensland.

Launch of IYPH in Oz

Garnering support across Australia to protect plants from pests and diseases was the aim of the launch of the International Year of Plant Health at Parliament House, Canberra on 6 February 2020 supported by the PBRI. For the first time in…

New pest reporting and responses course for researchers

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A new course called ‘Researchers – Pest Reporting and Responses’ has been launched on Plant Health Australia’s Biosecurity Online Training (BOLT) platform which provides free access to plant biosecurity e-learning courses. The course…

EPPO–Euphresco Colloquium

The EPPO–Euphresco Colloquium ‘Plant Health at the age of metagenomics’ brought together scientists and regulators who are involved in plant health. By sharing experiences and information, together we can better understand the possibilities…

Call for authors

Springer Science + Business Media has expressed strong interest in publishing a second edition of The Handbook of Plant Biosecurity, Principles and Practices for the Identification, Containment, and Control of Organisms that Threaten Agriculture…

The International Year of Plant Health 2020

Year 2020 has been declared as the International Year of Plant Health (IYPH) by the United Nations General Assembly to emphasise the importance of plant health protection in ending hunger, reducing poverty, protecting the environment and boosting…

PBRI Plant Biosecurity Symposium Report

The PBRI Plant Biosecurity Research Symposium was held at the Queensland State Library in Brisbane on the 15 and 16 August. The purpose of the symposium was to share plant biosecurity RD&E across plant industries in Australia and New Zealand,…

Using next generation genetic testing to give growers a competitive boost

The Queensland University of Technology (QUT) has partnered with Hort Innovation under the Plant Biosecurity Research Initiative (PBRI) to advance the use of next-generation genetic sequencing technologies, giving Australia's…

National Vineyard Scan delivers first ever clear picture of Australia’s vineyards

For the first time, Australia’s grape and wine sector knows with a high degree of accuracy not only that it has 146,128 hectares under vine, but also the locations of the plantings, following the completion of the first National Vineyard Scan, funded by Wine Australia.

Plant Biosecurity Research Symposium

Registrations are now open for our inaugural Plant Biosecurity Research Symposium. The two-day event will be held on 15 - 16 August, 2019 at The Edge, State Library of Queensland, Brisbane. We will hear from our growers and industry representatives…