Welcome Agpath P/L is registered with DPI, Victoria to receive soil and grapevine material from Phylloxera Infested Zones as nominated on the Phylloxera & Grape Industry Board of South Australia website.
Soil or grape material from these areas must be accompanied by a Department of Primary Industries ‘permit for the removal of diagnostic samples from …..(name of phylloxera infested zone)’.
Transport of grapes across quarantine phylloxera zones. Three quarantine zones operate for phylloxera: Phylloxera Infested Zone (PIZ), Phylloxera Exclusion Zone (PEZ) and Phylloxera Risk Zone (PRZ). A map of Victoria with the quarantine zones is available by clicking here. Individual maps for the six PIZs in Victoria and the Western PEZ are available by clicking here.
Growers and winemakers are reminded that there are strict rules controlling the transport of grapes and other grape material into and out of a PEZ, PRZ or PIZ. The National Phylloxera Management Protocol is available here,or if you need further information, please contact Catherine Anderson on 9261 1830 or firstname.lastname@example.org
Dr Mary Cole has been appointed Chair of the Research Committee of the Mornington Peninsula & Western Port Biosphere Reserve Foundation, UNESCO biosphere reserve in Victoria declared in 2002. UNESCO biosphere reserves aim to keep special places—like Western Port—special by fostering conservation and sustainable development.