Healthy Plants, Healthy Future
The tomato potato psyllid (TPP) is a small sap-sucking insect and a serious pest of tomato, potato, chilli, capsicum, eggplant, tamarillo, sweet potato and weeds … Read More
AUSVEG, bad bugs, exotic, pests, vegetables
Protect your patch, What bug is that?
Urban growth is critically linked to biosecurity risk, however the extent of this risk is not well understood and efforts to engage urban dwellers in … Read More
biosecurity, Cesar Australia, community, diseases, pests
Gardening tips, Protect your patch
Historically, our country has been protected by its geographic isolation, which means Australia is free today of many of the pests and diseases common to … Read More
Agriculture Victoria, biosecurity, diseases, pests
Protect your patch, Resources
Australia has a world-class biosecurity system and natural barriers that protect us from exotic pests and diseases, which allows our agriculture industries to thrive. But … Read More
AUSVEG, community, diseases, garden, pests
Protect your patch
The brown marmorated stink bug (BMSB) is an insect that feeds on fruits and vegetables and over winter shelters inside homes and buildings, vehicles, machinery … Read More
Agriculture Victoria, bad bugs, garden, pests
What bug is that?
Have you spotted an unusual plant pest or disease?
You can report these to the Exotic Plant Pest Hotline -1800 084 881.
Calls within Victoria … Read More
Agriculture Victoria, biosecurity, diseases, exotic, pests
Protect your patch, Resources, What bug is that?, What plant disease is that?, Where to go for help
Citrus gall wasp (Bruchophagus fellis) affects all types of citrus across Australia. The wasp produces lumpy, woody galls around their larvae on branches. The galls … Read More
Agriculture Victoria, bad bugs, citrus, Citrus Australia, diseases, garden
What bug is that?, What plant disease is that?
Urban and community gardeners of Greater Melbourne, this is your network!
The Urban Plant Health Network connects you with industry and government experts to help you … Read More
Agriculture Victoria, biosecurity, community, diseases, garden, pests, surveillance
Resources, Where to go for help
With spring upon us, backyard beekeepers should be preparing to conduct inspections and maintenance on their hives.
Beekeepers have an important role to play in protecting … Read More
Agriculture Victoria, bees, beneficials, biosecurity