Category Archive for: ‘Members’

  • SPHD 23

    A joint meeting of the Subcommittee on Plant Health Diagnostics and the Subcommittee on National Plant Health Surveillance was held by the Plant Biosecurity Cooperative Research Centre in Canberra from 11-13 October 2016. A communiqué from the SPHD meeting can be accessed here.  

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  • 2016/17 Laboratory Residentials

    The Subcommittee on Plant Health Diagnostics (SPHD) is pleased to announce the 2016-17 round of Laboratory Residentials is now open for expressions of interest. For more information please follow this link.

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  • Call for reviewers of diagnostic protocols

    9 National Diagnostic protocols and 18 draft protocols are due for review and/or verification, these are listed below. If you would like to undertake one of these reviews, and can do so within a reasonable time frame, please contact the SPHD Secretariat ( outlining the review you …

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  • Three new IPPC Diagnostic Protocols adopted

    Three new Diagnostic Protocols on Bursaphelenchus xylophilus, Xiphinema americanum sensu lato, and Phytoplasmas – DP 10, DP 11 and DP 12, respectively – were adopted by the Standards Committee on behalf of the Commission of Phytosanitary Measures as annexes to ISPM 27 (Diagnostic protocols for …

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  • SPHD 22

    A meeting of the Subcommittee on Plant Health Diagnostics was held at the Queensland Department of Agriculture and Fisheries offices from 3-4 May 2016. A communiqué from the meeting can be accessed here. SPHD members, observers and secretariat. Photo courtesy of Brian Thistleton.    

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  • 4th National Meeting of the National Plant Diagnostic Network

    The National Plant Diagnostic Network held their 4th National meeting in Washington from 8th-12th March earlier this year. The theme for the meeting was ‘Advancing Diagnostics to Meet Plant Health Needs’. Stephen Dibley (Plant Health Australia and Deputy Chair of SPHD) was invited by conference …

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