Plant Biosecurity Detection and Diagnostic Forum

On 21 October, the PBRI held its sixth forum for 2021 on Detection and Diagnostics, as part of a series of priority research topics which support plant biosecurity in Australia. The research forums are the first stage of a concept development…

Data and analytics for enhanced biosecurity

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PBRI members and partners met on July 20 to hear about the role of data and analytics to support biosecurity. This forum focussed on the types of data being collected and how it is being used in a biosecurity context. This was the fifth forum…

Over the horizon biosecurity workshop

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PBRI members met on 24 April to hear about research focused on ‘over the horizon’ biosecurity threats, a high priority area for the members.

Fall armyworm workshop identifies cross-sectoral RD&E needs

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The PBRI workshop of around 50 people from industry, government and research organisations across Australia and New Zealand discussed management of fall armyworm

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.