Fruit Industry Biosecurity
FGT are working with government and industry stakeholders to strengthen the biosecurity of Tasmania's fruit industry and berry industries. The project will feature development of biosecurity information resources, engagement activities, and training workshops.
Biosecurity materials developed in this project include:
- pest information kits for pomefruit, stonefruit and berries
- in-field pest ID kits for crop monitors and harvest team supervisors
- pest ID posters for packing sheds and tea rooms
- an incursion-response manual to help growers response to any future biosecurity incursions
- fruit industry on-farm biosecurity implementation guide
FGT staff will be coordinating practical training workshops tailored to the specific biosecurity needs of Tasmania's pomefruit, stonefruit and berry growers. These workshops will feature national and international experts with hands-on experience managing these pests.
During April, Tasmanians are being asked to report the location of any abandoned orchards and self-sown fruit trees you find in your areas or travels.