National Phylloxera Management Protocol

The National Phylloxera Management Protocol has been developed by the National Vine Health Steering Committee (NVHSC) to prevent the spread of grapevine phylloxera. Through the application of a uniform national protocol, viticultural-based industries across Australia will be better placed to maintain and improve the security and quality of production. Industries will be able to achieve the highest attainable phytosanitary status in germplasm collections, accredited planting material and vineyards.

Current phylloxera management zones map – showing phylloxera exclusion zones, phylloxera risk zones and phylloxera infested zones.

National Phylloxera Management Protocol containing movement procedures for transferring risk vectors between phylloxera management zones. The following documents are also part of the National Protocol:

National Phylloxera Management Protocol

Phylloxera management zones  Definitions of phylloxera management zones gives definitions of PEZs, PIZs and PRZs and a list of the currently endorsed zones in each category.

Status upgrade procedures (standard)  Procedures for the upgrade in zone status (standard).

Status upgrade procedures (remote sensing)  Status upgrade procedures (remote sensing) and alternative (remote sensing) describes the procedure involved in obtaining an upgrade in status from PRZ to PEZ status or from PIZ to PRZ status. Includes special provisions for emerging wine regions (short grapegrowing history). The alternative procedure includes a provision for aerial surveying as part of the survey protocol.

There are two appendices (download separately)

Appendix 1  i.) Appendix 1: questionnaire for growers in regions seeking upgrade – establishes history of grapegrowing and movement of phylloxera risk vectors in the region

Appendix 2  ii.) Appendix 2: Vineyard survey procedures 2009

For more information, please contact Secretary, Phylloxera Technical Reference Group, c/o Phlloxera and Grape Industry Board of South Australia

Pest risk analysis  For establishment of a new infestation of phylloxera examines the risk that phylloxera could be transferred from one vineyard to another during harvest operations. It takes into account different vectors for transporting the insect and uses latest experimental evidence to estimate population numbers and survival rates through different stages of the harvest process from picking to fermentation