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Science Exchange 2015

The 2015 Science Exchange (SX) was held at Twin Waters Resort on the Sunshine Coast from 11-14 August 2015.

More information about the SX, including the program, presentations and links to the photos from the event, are available on the dedicated SX2015 website.



MIG Field Day highlights grain pest research

The Plant Biosecurity CRC will display new nitrogen technology to protect stored grain from insect pests at the Mingenew-Irwin Group (MIG) Spring Field Day in Western Australia today.

“We will be trucking in our new nitrogen generation system for growers to see,” said Dr David Eagling, Grains Coordinator with the Plant Biosecurity CRC.

“The system has been put through its paces at WA grain ports for the last two months and we are keen to share the results with growers.”

Nitrogen technology has enormous potential for controlling grain pests via low oxygen environments in grain silos, and can be both cost-effective and chemical-free.

Read the full PBCRC media release.



Early Warning
Early Warning

Program 01

Tools and techniques for the identification of new and emerging plant pest threats as well as decision-making tools to improve planning for pest threats.
Effective Detection and Response
Effective Detection and Response

Program 02

New technologies for surveillance and monitoring of plant pests, including faster, cheaper, more accurate identification and sharper responses to incursions.
Safeguarding Trade
Safeguarding Trade

Program 03

Tools, technologies and strategies to safeguard international markets for grain and horticultural exports and better management of established pests.
Secure Future
Secure Future

Program 04

Working with community, governments and industry to build engagement and developing a new national plant biosecurity structure to safeguard Australia well into the future.

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