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Ongoing project

Review of the biosecurity plan for the berry sector (MT18004)

Key research provider: Plant Health Australia

What’s it all about?

This five-year investment is tasked with reviewing existing biosecurity priorities, plans and needs for the rubus and strawberry industries, and will ultimately develiver a cohesive biosecurity plan for the Australian berry sector. Like the existing individual industry plans, the berry sector plan will be a top-level document that identifies high-priority endemic and exotic pests, diseases and weeds, along with the risk mitigation activities required to reduce their biosecurity threat, plus surveillance and diagnostic activities. It will provide a strategic framework for industry and government to work together to improve preparedness for and response to these potential threats.

The current strawberry biosecurity plan is available from the Plant Health Australia website here, and the raspberry and blackberry plan is available here.

Details

This is a multi-industry strategic levy investment in the Hort Innovation Raspberry and Blackberry and Strawberry Funds