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Science Exchange 2015

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

More information about the SX, including the program, presentations and links to the photos from the event, are available on the dedicated SX2015 website.




Australia and China join forces on grains research

Australian and Chinese research organisations will sign an agreement to work together on grain biosecurity research at a ceremony today in Beijing.

The Australia-China Joint Centre for Postharvest Grain Biosecurity and Quality Research, a partnership between Australia’s Plant Biosecurity Cooperative Research Centre (CRC), Murdoch University and China’s Academy of State Administration of Grain, intends to develop non-chemical controls to manage biosecurity and trade risks while providing clean, residue free grain. 

Read the full media release.



Conference to showcase plant disease research

Plant Biosecurity CRC (PBCRC) scientists will showcase some of the latest biosecurity research at the 2015 Australasian Plant Pathology Conference, which begins today in Fremantle, highlighting the importance of understanding and managing plant disease to safeguard food, trade and the environment.

Read the full PBCRC media release.

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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