To ensure its future viability and sustainability, it is vital that the Australian tree nut industry minimises the risks posed by exotic pests and responds effectively to plant pest threats. The Biosecurity Plan for the Tree Nut Industry is a framework to coordinate biosecurity activities and investment for Australia’s tree nut industry. It provides a mechanism for industry, governments and stakeholders to better prepare for and respond to, incursions of pests that could have significant impacts on the tree nut industry. It aims to assist tree nut producers to evaluate the biosecurity risks within their everyday farming and business activities, formally identify and prioritise exotic plant pests (not currently present in Australia), and focus on future biosecurity challenges.
The Biosecurity Plan for the Tree Nut Industry was developed in consultation with the Industry Biosecurity Group (IBG), a select group of industry, plant health and biosecurity experts. The IBG was coordinated by Plant Health Australia (PHA) and included representatives from ANIC, the almond, chestnut, hazelnut, macadamia, pecan, pistachio, and walnut industries, relevant state and territory agriculture agencies and PHA.
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