NSW Department of Primary Industries (DPI), New South Wales Wine Industry Association (NSW Wine) and the Southern NSW Drought Resilience Adoption and Innovation Hub have partnered with Onside Intelligence to pilot a vineyard biosecurity solution. The project is a joint initiative and forms part of the Australian Government’s Agricultural Innovation Hubs Program.
The Track & Trace pilot project gives winegrape growers in Orange, Mudgee, Canberra and Tumbarumba access to a free, simple and effective way to improve industry readiness for and response to biosecurity threats. The Onside app offers extra options to streamline and digitise vineyard operations safety and compliance, including digital record keeping for the Sustainable Winegrowing Australia certification.
Using the Onside app, winegrape growers and contractors can report all plant material, machinery and equipment movements on and off vineyards. The project aims to test how effectively a technology-based solution can break down barriers associated with best practice on-farm biosecurity.
NSW DPI is testing how effectively Onside’s live data and traceability capabilities can deliver accurate and speedy responses to emerging biosecurity threats.