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Australia’s knowledge and response to grapevine phylloxera is evolving

Agriculture Victoria has developed a new rapid field identification test for phylloxera (Shared from Wine Australia).

An Agriculture Victoria research project studying phylloxera has revealed new ways to improve detection and management of the destructive grapevine pest. Over the past three years, a $1.5 million project co-funded with Wine Australia has delivered a new portable technology for rapid identification of phylloxera in the field, new knowledge in assisting screening of rootstock resistance, and new disinfestation practices to help prevent the pest from spreading.


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