The Leaflet: October 2017
This issue of the Leaflet presents just a few examples of our science delivering impact to the agriculture and horticulture sectors. The research was the focus of international symposiums and workshops, coinciding with SPPH 2017. Read the full issue here.
Better responses to biosecurity breaches
New ways to improve how we respond to pest and disease outbreaks have been found by social science researchers at the Plant Biosecurity CRC.
“By looking closely at the kind of human networks that are involved in pest and disease responses, from national committees down to farmers on the ground, we can better target capacity and support rules-of-behaviour that actually fit the requirements of the diverse tasks involved.” said Plant Biosecurity CRC project leader Dr Cathy Robinson from CSIRO.
SmartBiosecurity: Australasian Plant Biosecurity Collaborative Research Institute
We are delighted to present an investment proposal for SmartBiosecurity: Australasian Plant Biosecurity Collaborative Science Institute. This proposal for Australasian biosecurity research, development and extension builds upon the existing momentum and structures of the Plant Biosecurity CRC (which ceases in 2018), utilising the strengths of shared resourcing and overcoming the weaknesses of a short-term CRC.
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