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The Biosecurity Portal (BSP) is a jointly funded initiative between the Department of Agriculture and Water Resources (DAWR) and Plant Health Australia (PHA) to provide a centralised repository and gateway to online biosecurity information for collaboration and sharing. In essence, the BSP aims to strengthen Australia’s biosecurity research, surveillance, diagnostic and response capability, by enabling researchers, industry and governments, to collaborate, use expertise, share data, information, and generate intelligence using leading edge tools and technologies made available through the BSP’s online workspaces.

At the completion of the department’s development funding for the Biosecurity Portal there will be a self-supporting operational system (including hardware, software and maintenance) that can be marketed to researchers, industry and governments that delivers against its core purposes.

  • Collaborative workspaces and knowledge bases
  • Advanced workflow automation
  • Low cost web hosting services
  • Centralised information repositories and sharing

Brown Marmorated Stink Bug Resources

Brown marmorated stink bugs (BMSB) poses a high biosecurity risk to Australia and New Zealand because of their tendency to hitchhike, their highly mobile nature, and their wide host range. Brown marmorated stink bug (BMSB) is native to China, Japan, Korea and Taiwan. Following its introduction into the United States in the early 1990s, BMSB has become a significant agricultural and horticultural pest as well as an extreme nuisance pest in households due to its tendency to seek shelter in buildings in extremely high numbers. BMSB is a voracious feeder with over 300 hosts, including apple, bean, cotton, egg plant, cucumber, hazelnut, fig, grape, peach, pear, berries, sorghum, corn, cherry, tomato and capsicum. 

This site provides a resource for preparedness information on BMSB. 

Any suspected detection of BMSB in ... 
Australia should be reported to the Australian Exotic Plant Pest Hotline on 1800 084 881.
New Zealand should be reported to the New Zealand Exotic Pest & Disease Hotline on 0800 80 99 66.

Further information on BMSB can also be found at:

 

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For more information or assistance contact t​​​​he administrator of the Brown Marmorated Stink Bug: [email protected]​​​