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New paper on forest health surveillance from AJ Carnegie et al

Benchmarking forest health surveillance and biosecurity activities for managing Australia’s exotic forest pest and pathogen risks

Review of current forest health surveillance and biosecurity surveillance activities and programs in Australia was conducted, including a grower survey, followed by benchmarking against the New Zealand system. We define forest health surveillance (e.g. in plantations) as activities dealing with endemic or established non-indigenous pests, and biosecurity surveillance (e.g. at high risk sites at ports) as dealing with exotic pests not established in Australia. Australia has a robust biosecurity system, which includes a range of pre-border, at-border and post-border activities that aim to reduce the risk of pests and diseases arriving, entering and establishing in Australia.
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