Improved Export Market Access for Australian Wildflowers through Integrated Pest Management

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  • Published: 29 Jan 2010

  • Author(s): Gerber, Audrey

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This RIRDC research was instigated in conjunction with growers on-farm in order to develop best-practice Integrated Pest Management, and as a consequence of that, reduce insect interceptions and associated market access issues with key export markets.
The majority of Australian grown wildflowers are exported. All countries have controls, regulations and inspections of fresh plant materials transported into their territory. The United States Department of Agriculture inspects flowers exported from Australia into USA , and any shipments found to contain insects are intercepted and then fumigated and/or destroyed.