Last Thursday, AUSVEG and Primary Industries and Regions South Australia – South Australian Research and Development Institute (PIRSA-SARDI) ran a vegetable industry pest and disease management breakfast at the South Australian Produce Market, where several important updates were discussed.

Topics included farm biosecurity and the ‘Clean Your Farm’ program, as well as current biosecurity threats of fruit and vegetables, specifically addressing tomato-potato psyllid and fall armyworm.

Disease diagnostics and sampling procedures in horticulture were also discussed, with a focus on how industry can access SARDI’s pest and disease diagnostic services.

An update on the iMapPESTS cutting-edge mobile plant pest surveillance units was also provided.