B3 NZ Conference 2021

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The B3 NZ Conference will be held on 17-18 May 2021 at Te Papa Museum, Wellington.

PBRI initiates a new Biosecurity Extension Community

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A new collaboration has been formed for extension experts from across plant industries and government.

Mid-term review of the PBRI Strategy 2018–23

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A mid-term strategy review was completed by PBRI members to confirm the vision, purpose and strategic goals of the initiative.

Australian research tackling the risk of importing goods in sea containers

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The PBRI has scheduled a series of workshops on high priority plant biosecurity issues, with the first being held last week on 25 February 2021on the serious problem of global sea container hygiene.

Fall armyworm podcasts launched to help growers

The PBRI has launched three podcasts on the impact and management of fall armyworm for growers across Australia.

Australia participates in a global collaboration for plant health

A PBRI paper on 'Science diplomacy for plant health' was published in the scientific journal Nature Plants, coinciding with the IPPC International Year of Plant Health 2020.

Bright future for plant health research

The Minister for Agriculture, Drought and Emergency Management, David Littleproud, announced that the funding for the PBRI has been renewed.

Australia joins international plant health research network

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Australia’s PBRI has signed an MOU with the European Phytosanitary Research and Coordination network, Euphresco.

Fall armyworm in Torres Strait and Far North Queensland

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Fall armyworm (Spodoptera frugiperda) is an exotic pest that has recently been detected for the first time in the Torres Strait and at the tip of Cape York in Far North Queensland.

New pest reporting and responses course for researchers

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A new course called ‘Researchers – Pest Reporting and Responses’ has been launched on Plant Health Australia’s Biosecurity Online Training (BOLT) platform which provides free access to plant biosecurity e-learning courses. The course…