Stakeholder map and Industry Biosecurity Plan for lucerne and oaten hay

Plant Health Australia Limited

  • Project code: PRJ-005645

  • Project stage: Closed

  • Project start date: Tuesday, June 15, 2010

  • Project completion date: Thursday, June 28, 2012

  • National Priority: FCR-Increased adoption of R&D outputs by industry


The introduction of a new pest or disease on lucerne and oaten hay crops would have impact on the crop producers as well as a range of industries and end-users of these crops in other sectors. Determining the potential beneficiaries of implementation of risk mitigation measures or eradication or management programs for new pests and diseases is dependent on a sound understanding of the participants of the commodity supply chain through identification of all stakeholders. While a full economic analysis of these beneficiaries is outside the scope of this project, it is anticipated the preliminary data collected within the current project will provide the basis for identifying all industry sectors affected by a new pest or disease outbreak in lucerne or oaten hay.

Once stakeholders associated with crop production and end-use have been identified, development of an Industry Biosecurity Plan will be undertaken which will provide the process by which stakeholders can assess key pest and disease threats, current biosecurity practices and future biosecurity needs.


Export Fodder

Research Organisation

Plant Health Australia Limited

Objective Summary

This project will develop a Stakeholder Map which will outline major participants of the supply chain lucerne and oaten hay crops. In identifying the major participants within the supply chain for these fodder crops, the Stakeholder Map will provide information that will form the basis of any future analysis which could be used to determine the beneficiaries of management or eradication of new plant pests associated with lucerne and oaten hay.

With input from these supply chain participants, the project will also develop an Industry Biosecurity Plan, a key focus of which is the identification of biosecurity pest threats for lucerne and oaten hay not currently present in Australia including estimation of their potential entry, establishment, spread and economic impact. From this information, a high priority pest list for lucerne and oaten hay crops will be identified to assist the industry determine allocation of future resources for biosecurity as well as undertake risk mitigation measures to improve detection, and/or reduce the chance of establishment or spread of these pests.