Plant biosecurity

The mission of Western Australia's plant biosecurity programs is to safeguard plant resources from exotic and established pests and diseases. The Department of Agriculture and Food, Western Australia (DAFWA) has adopted a 'biosecurity continuum' approach with pre-border, border and post-border biosecurity strategies as integral components of this approach.

The aim of DAFWA’s approach is to identify key threats to productivity, sustainability and market access and outline preventive and response strategies.

The management of biological risks to market access, product safety, quality, productivity and sustainability is a shared responsibility and can be managed together and cost-effectively by means of partnerships between industry, community and government.

DAFWA’s biosecurity policies and operations are targeted to facilitate safe trade, tourism and commodity movement whilst reducing exposure of the State's plant resources to exotic biological risks.

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  • Polyphagous shot-hole borer (PSHB) Euwallacea fornicatus is a beetle native to Southeast Asia. The beetle attacks a wide range of plants by tunnelling into trunks, stems and branches.

  • The Department of Primary Industries and Regional Development detected red imported fire ant (Solenopsis invicta) at two adjoining tenanted properties at Fremantle Ports in November 2019.

  • DPIRD is investigating the detection of the exotic pest Red dwarf honey bee (Apis florea) discovered on a recently imported sea container located at Forrestfield.

  • Các biện pháp đã được trưởng bộ phận An ninh sinh học cây trồng của Bộ Nông nghiệp cấp phép để các loại trái cây hoặc sản phẩm thực vật thương mại là ký chủ của Qfly được di chuyển từ khu vực kiểm

  • Queensland fruit fly (Qfly) is one of the world’s worst fruit pests, attacking a wide range of fruits, and some fruiting vegetables and ornamental plants.

  • Citrophilus mealybug (Pseudococcus calceolariae) is a serious pest of many horticultural crops that can downgrade fruit quality and affect fruit production.

  • Measures approved by the Department’s Chief Plant Biosecurity Officer for commercially produced host fruit or plants moved from the wider quarantine area to other areas within Western Australia, fo

  • Queensland fruit fly (Qfly, Bactrocera tryoni) is considered to be one of the most serious pests of fruit and vegetables in Australia.

  • A Quarantine Area Notice is in place that applies restrictions to the movement of host plants produced in the Quarantine Area to other areas in the state where tomato-potato psyllid is not known to

  • Serpentine leaf miner (Liriomyza huidobrensis) is a tiny fly whose larvae (grubs) damage plants by tunnelling through the inside of leaves.

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