Quarantine & Biosecurity
Citrus Australia wants strong protection for the Australian citrus industry.
The citrus industry has taken steps to strengthen biosecurity planning and preparedness through the appointment of Stuart Pettigrew as biosecurity manager. If you have any questions or comments regarding citrus biosecurity, please contact Stuart on 0429 936 812 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
We provide information and guidelines to help citrus growers protect their orchards, their communities and the industry against plant diseases such as Citrus canker and Huanglongbing (HLB, or Citrus greening).
Citrus Australia’s policy priorities include:
- Commit to improving biosecurity and quarantine systems that increase the competitiveness and ensure the ongoing viability of the Australian citrus industry.
- Support increased training and surveillance for exotic and endemic pests
- Support increased awareness and education.
- Provide more clarity around owner reimbursement costs for incursions.
- Support information and analysis obtained from pre-border, border and post-border biosecurity activities be made available for use by state and territory governments, industry and research organisations.
- Enhance government funding for activities which support biosecurity-related technical market access.
- Support the implementation of the national fruit fly strategy.
Growers can build their own biosecurity toolkit as well obtain important information and fact sheets from the new Farm Biosecurity website.
Every citrus grower can now get practical farm-based biosecurity information on the new site which is the face of the Farm Biosecurity Program – a joint initiative between Plant Health Australia (PHA) and Animal Health Australia (AHA).
Click here to download the citrus Farm Biosecurity brochure
Orchard Biosecurity Manual
Citrus Australia, in partnership with Plant Health Australia, launched the Orchard Biosecurity Manual for the Citrus Industry at the Citrus Australia National Conference held in Mildura, VIC in November 2009.
For more information contact Plant Health Australia.