Oral Presentation Hydroponic Farmers Federation Conference 2018

Australian plant biosecurity in practice: From incursion to exotic plant pest management (#4)

Jessica Lye 1
  1. AUSVEG, Camberwell, VIC, Australia

Over recent years the Australian vegetable industry has experienced incursions of several Emergency Plant Pests, such as Cucumber Green Mottle Mosaic Virus, Vegetable Leafminer, Tomato Potato Psyllid, and Brown Marmorated Stink Bug. During several of these outbreaks, activation of the Emergency Plant Pest Response Deed (EPPRD) has led to industry and government response activities with the intent of eradication, containment, or transition to management. Attendees will be provided with an overview of the Australian biosecurity system and processes in place to assess and eradicate exotic plant pests. This presentation will also explore the outcomes of recent key vegetable industry exotic pest outbreaks and will provide information on the current distribution and biosecurity statuses of these pests, as well as the risks they pose to vegetable growers.