Viticulture biosecurity support
The AWRI has been engaged by Australian Vignerons (AV) to deliver ongoing biosecurity management activities associated with the Emergency Plant Pest Response Deed (EPPRD). As a signatory to the EPPRD, AV has national responsibility for biosecurity arrangements in the wine sector on behalf of independent grapegrowers and winemaker/grapegrowers. It has obligations to the normal commitments required of industry parties within the EPPRD for the wine sector and undertakes these responsibilities in close association with the Winemakers’ Federation of Australia (WFA), Wine Australia and other viticulture industries. The AWRI provides support to AV to fulfil its obligations including responding to exotic plant pest incursions though the Consultative Committee for Emergency Plant Pests (CCEPP) and providing the secretariat for the National Viticulture Biosecurity Committee (NVBC).