Quarantine & Biosecurity
Citrus Australia wants strong protection for the Australian citrus industry.
If you have any questions or comments regarding citrus biosecurity, please contact Nathan Hancock on 03 5023 6333 or email email@example.com
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.
Citrus Biosecurity Surveillance Plan
The Australian citrus industry is free from many significant pests that impact production and trade overseas. The National Citrus Biosecurity Surveillance Strategy (NCBSS) was developed to provide a framework for national coordination of plant pest surveillance activities that will support early detection of high priority pests and provide data to substantiate area freedom for market access.
The principles of the NCBSS are to maximise efficiencies of surveillance efforts by integrating and connecting surveillance amongst stakeholders. This integration will include development and use of diagnostic tools and triage networks, and surveillance which combines crop monitoring for established pests of production concern with surveillance for high priority exotic pests.
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 and Horticulture Innovation Australia, launched the Biosecurity Manual for the Citrus Industry.
For more information contact Plant Health Australia.