This risk review will be conducted in two parts. For part one they will assess the three major arthropod pest groups – thrips, aphids and mites. For part two they will assess other arthropod pests associated with fresh cut flowers and foliage. The assessment for part two will commence in 2019.
The government will conduct part one of the risk review for fresh cut flowers and foliage in three key steps:
- Announce part one of the risk review for fresh cut flowers and foliage, on 11 July 2018, via Biosecurity Advice 2018-12.
- Release the draft report for part one of the risk review for a 60 day consultation period in August 2018.
- Release the final report for part one of the risk review before the end of 2018, following consideration of stakeholder comments.