Progress is continuing in the development of an Industry Biosecurity Plan (IBP) for the Australian cut flower and foliage industry. The IBP will allow for the formal identification, assessment and prioritisation of the industry’s biosecurity risks and will provide a framework for biosecurity planning and preparedness.
A teleconference was recently held by representatives from Plant Health Australia (PHA) and the Australian Flower Council (AFC) to determine the scope of the IBP and plan the next steps in its development. The cut flower and foliage industry is a diverse one, with a large number of crop species in a number of sectors, including traditionals, Australian natives and tropicals. 

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