Lupin anthracnose is considered to be a significant biosecurity threat to Victoria's lupin industry.
A review of Victoria's Lupin anthracnose market access requirements has recently been completed. Findings from the review identified the need for several amendment to these requirements, to ensure consistency with appropriate biosecurity risk management principles.
New market access arrangements for Lupin anthracnose host material, used machinery and packages come into force December 1 2015.
Please refer to the certification requirements below.
Certification requirements for lupin anthracnose host material
Industry Notice 23 October 2015
The Department of Economic Development, Jobs, Transport and Resources (DEDJTR) has completed a review on Victoria's quarantine entry requirements for the disease lupin anthracnose (LA).
The review was undertaken to confirm whether the existing regulatory framework for the management of LA was appropriately managing the risk for importation of the disease into Victoria. The review involved the completion of an Import Risk Analysis (IRA) to confirm the potential pathways for the disease's entry into Victoria and the adequacy of existing regulatory controls.
Findings from the IRA identified some of the mitigation measures applied in the existing regulatory system are not least trade restrictive and therefore require amendment. Information obtained through stakeholder feedback has been used to guide revisions to the LA regulatory arrangements.
Effective 1 December 2015 the following conditions will come into force.
Key changes to importation requirements
LA permit requirements remain for used agricultural machinery, used packages and diagnostic samples. Permit requirements regarding the movement of lupin seed and plants have been removed, although these items must still be certified, as these pathways are considered to be a high risk for the entry, spread and establishment of the disease in Victoria. The following previously regulated articles no longer require certification:
- Grain or husks – must be marketed as stock feed or for processing.
- Hay, straw or fodder - must be marketed as stock feed or for processing.
The following lupin anthracnose hosts that are being consigned from a state or territory without lupin anthracnose freedom must meet the following requirements:
Lupin seed – certified that:
- the seed was grown fromseed tested and found free of lupin anthracnose; and
- sown and harvested with equipment declared not to have been used on crops known to be infected with lupin anthracnose in the last two years; and
- treated with a registered fungicide, at the rate specified on the label; or
- for every 25t of material in the consignment, 40 samples are taken by an approved person, from which a 1.5kg sub-sample has been obtained, tested and found free of lupin anthracnose.
Lupin plants – certified that:
- they were inspected by an officer of the department responsible for agriculture in the State or Territory where the plants were consigned during September to November and they are found free of any symptoms of the disease within 20 days of export
Persons seeking to import the following regulated articles into Victoria from a state or territory without lupin anthracnose freedom must apply to DEDJTR for a permit:
- agricultural machinery or packages used with lupins; or,
- lupin diagnostic samples.
To obtain a permit, contact your local DEDJTR Plant Standards Officer – phone 136 186 or email: email@example.com
For more information, please contact your local DEDJTR
Plant Standards Officer – phone 136 186 or email: firstname.lastname@example.org