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Science Exchange 2015

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

More information about the SX, including the venue, registration, transport and the program is available on the dedicated SX2015 website.



Fruit fly research gets national focus

Minister for Agriculture Barnaby Joyce has launched Australia’s National Fruit Fly Research, Development and Extension Plan, developed by the Plant Biosecurity CRC.

The launch of the Plan follows consultation with a wide range of stakeholders including individual growers, specialist RD&E funders and providers, and State and Federal Government agencies.

“The National Fruit Fly Research, Development and Extension Plan builds on the significant investment by industry and governments on operational, regulatory, research and development and market access programs to manage fruit fly,” Minister Joyce said.

“A national strategy will focus research where it’s needed most, giving growers, regulators and governments new tools to improve farm productivity and secure market access."

Read more in a PBCRC media release.


Fruit fly

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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