The hosts of CGMMV include cucumber, bottle gourd, melons, pumpkin, squash, watermelon, zucchini and other species. In 2014, discovery of CGMMV in Katherine prompted a biosecurity emergency response focused on eradication.
If you require assistance with Work, Health and Safety or would like a site inspection to confirm your processes are compliant please contact Christos Despotis from NT WorkSafe on 1800 019 115, email firstname.lastname@example.org
Attached is a fact sheet and link to the Outbreak website with information on Official Control for quarantine plants pests. This is a new policy that is now in place to support trade when an exotic plant pest or disease needs to be contained and controlled, but may no longer be subject to eradication. Appreciate if you can pass onto plant industries. AUSVEG are already well aware of it....
Sam Tocknell (NT Farmers) and Brian Thissleton (DPIR Entomologist) delivered a presentation on the NT Vegetable Project (VG15044 - funded by Hort Innovation) at the recent Territory Natural Resource Management, Darwin Forum. The feedback from the attendees was very positive, and they were ranked as the most popular and interesting presentation on the day! NT Farmers looks forward to sharing...
Around 45 attendees participated in the Katherine Food Futures Roadshow to hear 15 presentations and discussions including:
• Successful Katherine Farmers.
• New Farming Projects in the Region.
• Federal Government Agencies – ONA, AusIndustry, FIAL
• NT Government Agencies – DPIR, DENR
• CSIRO on Fracking....