AUSVEG ratifies emergency plant pest deed

Updated: 23/11/2008

Source: AUSVEG, 21 Nov 2008

Spotted anything unusual ? AUSVEG, the national peak industry body representing the interests of Australian vegetable and potato growers, has joined 26 other plant industries and State Governments in signing the National Emergency Plant Pest Response Deed.

“It is essential that we develop measures that will minimise risks to our $2.5 billion industry” said AUSVEG chairman, David Anderson

The Deed provides agreed funding and cost-sharing arrangements between government and industry in response to emergency plant pest pests and diseases.

Emergency Plant Pests include new or a existing plant pests or diseases that require a significant response to ensure there is not a large scale epidemic which could adversely affect regional or national food production.

The Deed should also eliminate growers fears about being disadvantaged and give them the confidence to report suspicious pests and diseases.

veg biosecurity planSee also:

National Vegetable Industry Biosecurity Plan, May 2007

Emergency Plant Pest Response Deed –

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