Onside data front foots biosecurity response
Being prepared for future outbreaks is always top of mind and the added value provided by Onside, who we’ve partnered with for biosecurity traceability, was demonstrated in an Australian simulation last week.
Exercise Sour Grapes involved wine producers and biosecurity specialists from across New South Wales testing the technology’s surveillance and detection algorithm in delivering rapid response, with the advantage of real-time data – just like what we’d be able to do within the kiwifruit industry in the event of an incursion that affected our orchards.
This video from Channel 7 News provides a great round-up of the simulation and how Onside’s technology helps preparedness, and effective, efficient decision making.
If you haven’t done so already, via Onside, you can quickly and easily record all mandatory information of plant material movement to satisfy Pathway Management Plan and GAP requirements. All users of the Onside app can use this free functionality - all you need to do is:
- download Onside from your app store (Apple or Google Play)
- check-in to a property
- record your plant movement details at any time while checked-in. You can record source; destination; date; property KPIN; type; and volume. Here's an easy, visual 'how to' guide.
Growers can still keep physical records of plant material movements, but this free digital option has been designed to simplify the process of providing plant movement records as part of a GAP audit.