In November 2020, the Chief Environmental Biosecurity Officer released the National Priority List of Exotic Environmental Pests, Weeds and Diseases (the Priority List).
The Priority List … Read More
diseases, environment, Exotic, pests, weeds
Pests, diseases & weeds
The spotted lanternfly (Lycorma delicatula) is a high priority plant pest of Australia’s tree fruit, forestry and nursery industries and has the potential to harm … Read More
Blitzes, cesar, Exotic, pests, Plant pest, Reporting, surveillance
Pests, diseases & weeds, Surveillance & reporting
Tree of heaven is not only a weed but also a significant host of spotted lantern fly, an exotic plant pest that could significantly impact … Read More
Blitzes, Reporting, surveillance, Tree of heaven
News & events, Pests, diseases & weeds, Surveillance & reporting
From 3-11 October 2020, the Botanic Gardens Biosecurity Network is hosting a surveillance blitz for brown marmorated stink bug (BMSB) (Halyomorpha halys) which is a … Read More
Blitzes, brown marmorated stink bug, Reporting, surveillance
The Botanic Gardens Biosecurity Network is hosting a myrtle rust blitz from 12-20 September 2020. You can participate in the blitz by looking for myrtle … Read More
Blitzes, myrtle rust, Reporting, surveillance
The final webinar of the botanic gardens biosecurity webinar series featured a presentation on myrtle rust by Dr Angus Carnegie, a senior research scientist at … Read More
myrtle rust, NSW Department of Primary Industries, video, Webinars
Pests, diseases & weeds, Webinars
In a recent webinar, Phil Hurle, Horticultural Manager with the Australian National Botanic Gardens (ANBG) shared the gardens’ experience managing Armillaria luteobubalina (Australian honey fungus).
“We’re … Read More
Armillaria luteobubalina, Australian National Botanic Gardens, Botanic gardens, myrtle rust, video, Webinars
Botanic gardens stories, Pests, diseases & weeds, Webinars
Environmental biosecurity was the focus of a recent webinar hosted by the Peri-Urban Environmental Biosecurity Network (PEBN) for the botanic gardens biosecurity webinar series.
Elyse Herrald-Woods, … Read More
Cane toads, Department of Regional NSW, Environmental biosecurity, Local Land Services, NSW Department of Primary Industries, Peri-urban Environmental Biosecurity Network, Red imported fire ants, video, Webinars
Pests, diseases & weeds, Surveillance & reporting, Webinars
Melbourne Gardens, one of two sites of the Royal Botanic Gardens Victoria, contains around 8000 plant taxa originating from 98% of the world’s countries.
Safeguarding these … Read More
Biosecurity, Botanic gardens, Melbourne Gardens, Royal Botanic Gardens Victoria, Webinars
Botanic gardens stories, Pests, diseases & weeds, Surveillance & reporting, Webinars
The latest webinar in the botanic gardens biosecurity webinar series was hosted by the Urban Plant Health Network (UPHN).
Like the Botanic Gardens Biosecurity Network, the UPHN is an online community … Read More
Agriculture Victoria, AUSVEG, Biosecurity, BMSB, cesar, Reporting, TPP, urban gardens, Urban Plant Health Network, video, Webinars
In his recent webinar, Dr Brett Summerell, Director of Research and Chief Botanist at the Botanic Gardens and Centennial Parklands, spoke about biosecurity in the botanic gardens of Sydney: the Royal … Read More
Australian Botanic Garden, Blue Mountains Botanic Garden, Botanic gardens, Hygiene, PlantClinic, Royal Botanic Garden Sydney, Webinars
In recent years you may have heard of a disease affecting Italian olive trees which has devastated entire olive groves and is responsible for the … Read More
diseases, Exotic, xylella