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Plant Epidemiology: host susceptibility to Myrtle Rust (PBSF004)

Project Leader, Organisation Associate Professor Jennifer Firn, Queensland University of Technology Status ACTIVE Background The Threatened Species Committee consider Austopuccinia psidii (myrtle rust, MR) as a serious threat to biodiversity due to impacts on ecologically, culturally, socially and economically important plant species from the Myrtaceae family. Over 350 species in Australia are known as susceptible. […]

Reversing the impact of Banana blood disease in Indonesia (PBSF016)

Project Leader, Organisation Andre Drenth, University of Queensland Status Contracting Background A key strength of Australia’s banana industry is the relative freedom from disease, achieved through exclusion, early detection, containment or eradication. IN addition to a range of known emerging diseases, Indonesia has a unique disease called banana blood disease caused by the bacterium Ralstonia […]

Regional Master Classes in Plant Biosecurity (Indonesia)(PBSF006)

Project Leader, Organisation John Lovett, Lovett Associates. Status Contracted Background Common interests of Australia and Indonesia in biosecurity and biodiversity have been served by activities commencing with the Cooperative Research Centre for National Biosecurity (2005).  The Plant Biosecurity CRC, from 2015, supported a ‘Bilateral Plant Biosecurity Initiative’ (BPBI) (Project 4167) involving strategically located Indonesian universities, […]

Biosecurity Planning workshop, Indonesia (PBSF003)

Project Leader, Organisation John Lovett, Lovett Associates Status Complete Summary The Workshop provided a unique opportunity for Indonesian and Australian interests in biosecurity to meet and discuss possible ways forward for bilateral activity.  Held in Bogor with strong support by Indonesian Institute of Sciences (LIPI), this activity built on work carried out by the Bilateral […]

Supporting the commercial development of the Davren™ technology package (PBSF001)

Project Leader, Organisation Vince Logan, Davren Global Pty Ltd (www.davren.com.au) Status ACTIVE Background The Plant Biosecurity Cooperative Research Centre (CRC) was funded under an Australian Government and Industry research partnership from 2012-2018. The CRC developed the Davren™ technology package with selected research and industry partners. Davren Global Pty Ltd is a spin-off company formed by the PBCRC to develop […]