Grapevine Pinot Gris Virus detection

Grapevine Pinot Gris Virus (GPGV) was recently detected in Australia and has been reported in many international wine regions in Europe, the US, Canada and China. As well as Pinot Gris, it can infect a number of other wine and table grape varieties,…

Brown Marmorated Stink Bug Response Sydney

The detection of the invasive insect, Brown Marmorated Stink Bug (BMSB) at a warehouse in western Sydney has triggered a biosecurity response by NSW DPI in collaboration with Greater Sydney Local Land Services and the Department of Agriculture…

New Surveillance project kick-off

Improving plant pest management through cross industry deployment of smart sensors, diagnostics and forecasting In November 2017, a flagship Rural R&D for Profit plant biosecurity research project commenced as part of the newly established…