Vinehealth Australia has undertaken a comprehensive review of the phylloxera-related conditions in SA’s Plant Quarantine Standard (PQS) and is now seeking industry feedback on the proposed changes.
Our State’s phylloxera-free status is in part due to a set of conditions that outline entry requirements for grapes, grape products, machinery, equipment, grapevine material and vineyard soil that could carry phylloxera into the state. These conditions are contained in the SA PQS.
A comprehensive PQS consultation pack is available on the Vinehealth Australia website comprising a full list of proposed changes, the state pest risk analysis, an evaluation of recent phylloxera research, frequently asked questions and a feedback form.
To facilitate the industry consultation stage, Vinehealth Australia:
Individuals and business who wish to discuss the proposed changes can do so by contacting Inca Pearce (CEO) and Suzanne McLoughlin (Technical Manager), phone 8273 0550 or email.
At the end of the consultation period, Vinehealth Australia will assess feedback received and provide to Biosecurity SA and the Minister for Primary Industries and Regional Development, a set of recommended changes to the phylloxera-related conditions in South Australia’s PQS.