Plant Health Australia

About Plant Health Australia

Plant Health Australia Plant Health Australia is the national coordinator of the government-industry partnership for plant biosecurity in Australia.

New fruit fly handbook and website

Get familiar with the diversity of fruit flies worldwide with a new handbook and website that makes identification easier – hopefully aiding in the early detection of exotic pest incursions. Photo: Nick Woods, Plant Health Australia The business of sorting and identifying the thousands of tephritid ‘true’ fruit flies affecting a wide variety [...]

By |October 21st, 2018|Biosecurity, News, Pests, diseases and weeds|

New five-year plan to combat biosecurity threats

The future looks brighter for Australian apple and pear growers following the finalisation of a biosecurity plan for the industry. The new Biosecurity Plan for the Apple and Pear Industry is available to levy-paying growers and may be provided on request by contacting APAL. To ensure its future viability and sustainability, the apple [...]

By |September 13th, 2017|Biosecurity, News|

Preparing for Varroa destructor

Plant Health Australia outlines how growers can prepare for an incursion of Varroa destructor that would seriously threaten bees and orchard pollination. Currently Australia has a high concentration of feral honey bee colonies (unmanaged hives in the wild) that help to pollinate many crops including apples and pears. But, as overseas experience has [...]