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Expanding Indigenous communities biosecurity surveillance and monitoring capacity to care for country and to protect country from pest and diseases (PBSF011)

Project Leader, Organisation Linda Ford, Charles Darwin University Status Active Background In 2012 -2018, Australia and New Zealand successfully completed a Plant Biosecurity Cooperative Research Centre project 4041 ‘Building Resilience in Indigenous Communities through Engagement – a Focus on Biosecurity Threats’. The project presented traditional Indigenous knowledge and Western knowledge into a framework designed to […]

Pursuing sensitive limits of biochemical geographic discrimination as generic tool for high risk pest Plants (PBSF010)

Project Leader, Organisation David Murphy, Queensland University of Technology Status COMPLETE Background PBCRC2111 (https://www.pbcrc.com.au/publications/pbcrc2272/) demonstrated Sr isotopes and trace metals as a powerful tool for geographic discrimination, but the method was limited to fruit flies and required pooling of samples (5-20 flies per analysis). Continued method development at QUT has led to a novel MS-MS […]

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) COMPLETED

Project Leader, Organisation John Lovett, Lovett Associates. Status COMPLETED Background Following a successful International Master Class (IMC) sponsored by The Crawford Fund and The Plant Biosecurity Cooperative Research Centre (PBCRC), held in Denpasar, Bali, in January 2018 a number of proposals was received to mount Regional Master Classes (RMC).  A novel concept, a RMC would […]

Biosecurity Planning workshop, Indonesia (PBSF003) COMPLETE

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 […]