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Ongoing project

Building the resilience and on-farm biosecurity capacity of the Australian production nursery industry (NY15002)

Key research provider: The Queensland Department of Agriculture and Fisheries

What’s it all about?

Beginning in 2016, this project is enhancing the biosecurity preparedness of the Australian nursery industry by developing new pest and disease contingency plans and producing new and updated information for growers on on-farm biosecurity issues.

Key project activities include…

  • Production of content and imagery for the industry’s Pest Identification Tool (pestid.com.au), to make diagnostic identifications more financially viable for production nurseries.

  • Delivery of biosecurity-focused webinars, as well as workshops in all states and territories. Look for details in Nursery & Garden Industry Australia channels as they become available.

  • Development and updating of grower resources including pest management plans, fact sheets and contingency plans.

  • Diagnostics, with samples submitted for analysis by pest and disease diagnostic service Grow Help Australia.

During 2018, as requested by industry, an additional element of the project included a biosecurity simulation exercise relating to Xylella fastidiosa, delivered by Plant Health Australia.

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New resources from the project are added below as they’re produced.

Fact sheets and plans

You can also access all fact sheets produced by past and current projects here.

Webinar recordings

All webinars are also available in a YouTube playlist here.