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Phylloxera board seeks new members

The Phylloxera & Grape Industry Board of South Australia (PGIBSA) is inviting South Australians with a passion for vine health to nominate for the board. The term of the present PGIBSA ends in October 2007 and a new Board will be appointed for the period November 2007 to October 2010.

PGIBSA is an industryfunded, statutory organisation responsible for keeping SA free from phylloxera and other major pests and diseases.

SA Minister for Agriculture Food and Fisheries Rory McEwen has appointed a panel to review all applications and to recommend who will represent the grape industry on the new board. PGIBSA chief executive officer Peter Hackworth, says applicants are typically people who are active in industry associations in their local region or beyond and have a good understanding of grape industry issues.

“In my experience they are passionately committed to keeping SA free from phylloxera and other major pests and diseases,” he said.

Younger people who are interested in developing their industry leadership skills are particularly encouraged to apply. Prospective Board members can nominate themselves or be nominated.

A nomination form be downloaded from http://www.phylloxera.com.au or by contacting Simon Treloar, PIRSA Grape and Wine on (08) 8226 2015. The closing date for applications is 31 July 2007.



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