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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

 

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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