The state of plant biosecurity in Australia
The National Plant Biosecurity Status Report for 2019 was released last week by Plant Health Australia (PHA), bringing together contributions from over 100 government, industry and research organisations, to support Australia’s biosecurity system.
The annual report details over 680 plant and pollinator biosecurity research, development and extension projects and 112 plant pest surveillance programs undertaken in 2019.
The report also lists nearly 400 high priority pests of Australia’s plant industries, identified through biosecurity planning facilitated by PHA.
For the first time in 2019, there’s also a list of high priority pests of the environment.
Another key feature of the report is the profiles of over 35 plant industries.
Each profile highlights the industry’s economic value, major growing regions, key exotic pest threats and biosecurity initiatives.
Click here to download the report.