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The Leaflet: November - December 2017

Read our final issue for 2017. Details of of our upcoming State Science Exchanges (SXs 2018), new curriculum materials for schools, Board report, workshops and more! Read the full issue here.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


Taking action against myrtle rust: The fight against fungus!

4 December 2017

Since 2010 a strain of myrtle rust, a fungal disease native to South America, has firmly established in eastern Australia, threatening many native Myrtaceae species - Australia’s largest plant family - in the myrtle rich forests along Australia’s east coast. Other strains, not yet in Australia, have decimated eucalypt plantations in South America.

Myrtle rust experts and state and commonwealth policy teams are meeting in Canberra this week to review the threat of myrtle rust to native biodiversity and commence work on the development of a national action plan to guide research and on-ground actions.

Read the full media release


National Agriculture Day

Dr Michael Robinson - Science and agriculture 

CEO of the Plant Biosecurity CRC Dr Michael Robinson speaks about future trends, challenges and opportunities and the role of biosecurity science in sustaining and growing Australian agriculture. Listen in Soundcloud

 


SmartBiosecurity: Australasian Plant Biosecurity Collaborative Research Institute

 

We are delighted to present an investment proposal SmartBiosecurityAustralasian 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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