Biosecurity Mornington Peninsula
Mornington Peninsula Re zoning Project Update
An interim Phylloxera Exclusion Zone (PEZ) has now been legislated for the Mornington Peninsula Geographic Indicator.
MPVA Phylloxera Forum held in Balnarring in January 2019 with 50 growers and staff attending, can be viewed here. The MPVA and Ag Vic recommend you view the video to ensure you are fully aware of the legal ramifications of the rezoning project.
A Fact Sheet here provides all who are associated with the Mornington Peninsula wine industry with a guide on phylloxera host movement requirements which now apply to the region.
Rosa Crnov, the Chief Plant Health Officer, Agriculture Victoria, provided an update on the Mornington Peninsula Phylloxera Rezoning Project for all vineyard owners to be clear of their biosecurity obligations.
A summary chart regarding movement requirements here. If dealing with other regions you need to be aware of their zoning, as in this Phylloxera Zones Map
Print this Phylloxera Poster or pick up this and any other copies of these documents from the MPVA office
What is Phylloxera?
The surveys began here ...The State Government’s priority to declare the Mornington Peninsula region as a Phylloxera Exclusion Zone (PEZ) takes a step closer to reality. The three-year process to define the region as a PEZ and have one of the state’s most vibrant wine producing regions recognised as such by industry and trading partners, commenced on Monday 8 January 2018...more
Upgrading Mornington Peninsula region to a Phylloxera Exclusion Zone (PEZ) Factsheet ...more
Visit the following video ...
Tackling Phylloxera - every third row, fifth vine...Agriculture Victoria - contractor Brendan Kenny
With recent outbreaks of Phylloxera in nearby Victorian Regions the MPVA Executive Committee has resolved that our association vote upon the necessary surveys and protocols required to become a Phylloxera Exclusion Zone (PEZ). The MPVA Executive Committee has received full industry support for the surveys to be initiated as soon as possible. The compelling reasons are here.
Frequently Asked Questions regarding the implementation of PEZ re zoning surveys here
More Phylloxera information and important Protocols here
Agriculture Victoria asks all Mornington Peninsula vineyard owners to complete the survey if this has not been completed.
PLEASE COMPLETE YOUR DETAILS via the link here if you have not done so.
The information you will need to include follows:
•Owner/Manager name and address for each vineyard
•Title details (parish/crown allotment number) or PIC number
•Total area of vines planted (hectares)
•Year vines were planted (if known)
•Grape varieties •Whether planted on rootstocks
•History of use of contract staff/harvesters (if known)
MPVA Rootstock Trial
Nick Dry provided an informed discussion on Phylloxera resistant/tolerant rootstocks and choices for now and the future, including an update on the MPVA Rootstock Trial, which commenced in 2014 - his presentation will be uploaded shortly. Nick was filmed in the vineyard the evening before the presentation checking the growth, in the Robinson Vineyard:
PLUS Register today for a Property Identification Code (PIC)
Agriculture Victoria and the Mornington Peninsula Vignerons Association (MPVA) are working together to improve biosecurity management practices on the peninsula by encouraging growers to embrace the Property Identification Codes (PIC) program.
MPVA Technical Chairman Tyson Lewis said by registering for a PIC, Agriculture Victoria is able to quickly alert local growers about a plant pest infestation or disease outbreak that may hit hard on the hip pockets of their business...more
To apply for a PIC use the application form here