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Smart biosecurity science
Year in Review 2015
Science Exchange 2016

Discussion paper on future of plant biosecurity R&D: submissions close 9 May 2016

Successful research, development and extension (RD&E) that supports Australia’s enviable biosecurity reputation must be prioritised and is best served by the establishment of a new research corporation, according to a landmark discussion paper authored by the Australian Farm Institute. The discussion paper has been prepared to spark conversation about a sustainable model for plant biosecurity RD&E in Australia. Stakeholder input on the paper is being canvassed, with submissions invited between 11 April and 9 May.

Read the media release and have your say on the discussion paper.

Smart biosecurity science is your opportunity to have a say about the future of plant biosecurity RD&E. The independent discussion paper was released 4 April, and submissions are invited from 11 April - 9 May. Find out more.

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Myrtle rust - what is it, where is it and what are the issues associated with this devastating disease that affects iconic Australian trees such as eucalypts, tea tree, paper bark and bottle brush. Myrtle rust is also having an impact on plant industries such as lemon myrtle. Find out more in our special myrtle rust feature issue of 'The Leaflet', PBCRC's monthly newsletter. Read it here.

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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