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Ongoing project

Enhanced National Bee Pest Surveillance Program (MT16005)

Key research provider: Plant Health Australia

What’s it all about?

This investment is delivering a nationally coordinated bee-pest surveillance program to help safeguard honey-bee and pollinator-dependent industries in Australia. It builds upon the previous National Bee Pest Surveillance Program (MT12011), and includes upgrading sentinel hive arrays, strengthening relationships with surveillance operators, the introduction of new elements such as Asian hornet screening and more. The surveillance is designed to enable the early detection of high-priority pest incursions that can impact on honey bees, providing the best opportunity for successful pest eradication.

Several levy industries are contributors to the work, and the program is part of the Hort Frontiers Pollination Fund. Hort Frontiers is Hort Innovation’s strategic partnership initiative, with more information available at www.hortfrontiers.com.au.

Details

This project is part of the Hort Frontiers Pollination Fund and involves levy investment from the almond, apple and pear, avocado, macadamia, onion, prune, raspberry and blackberry, strawberry and vegetable industries