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.
The Leaflet: Psyllids
Our June newsletter puts those tiny critters called psyllids under the microscope, plus how Maori community engagement is helping with the New Zealand myrtle rust response, and a very heartfelt piece from our Chairman about environmental biosecurity issues. Read the full issue.
Registrations are open for SciPlant17 global conference
REGISTRATIONS ARE NOW OPEN for the biggest international plant health conference of the year - Science Protecting Plant Health 2017 – to be held at the Brisbane Convention Centre, Queensland Australia, from 26-28 September 2017. Covering plant pathology, entomology, biosecurity and other topics relating to plant health, the conference will bring together 400-500 researchers, students, educators and policy makers to discuss the latest developments in plant protection and take part in an exciting week of science, workshops and networking. Read more.
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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