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Science Exchange 2015

The Science Exchange (SX) will return to Twin Waters on the Sunshine Coast from 11-14 August 2015. Make sure the date is in your diary!

More information will be made available in the near future, so keep an eye on The Bud and PBCRC's website.



Pest discovery is a biosecurity head start

The discovery of sap-sucking insects previously not present on Norfolk Island has given scientists a head start on controlling a major biosecurity threat to Australia.

In 2014 the Australian and Norfolk Island governments coordinated a major quarantine survey. During the survey, insect traps were set by Dr Andrew Geering and Dr John Thomas, Plant Biosecurity CRC researchers from the Queensland Alliance for Agriculture and Food Innovation (QAAFI). The tomato-potato psyllid (Bactericera cockerelli) was recognised in trap contents by Federal Government entomology colleagues.

Read more in a PBCRC media release.

Pest discovery is a biosecurity head start

Pest discovery is a biosecurity head start


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