PBRI Plant Biosecurity Symposium Report

The PBRI Plant Biosecurity Research Symposium was held at the Queensland State Library in Brisbane on the 15 and 16th August. The purpose of the Symposium was to share plant biosecurity RD&E across our plant industries, in Australia and…

Using next generation genetic testing to give growers a competitive boost

The Queensland University of Technology (QUT) has partnered with Hort Innovation under the Plant Biosecurity Research Initiative (PBRI) to advance the use of next-generation genetic sequencing technologies, giving Australia's…

National Vineyard Scan delivers first ever clear picture of Australia’s vineyards

For the first time, Australia’s grape and wine sector knows with a high degree of accuracy not only that it has 146,128 hectares under vine, but also the locations of the plantings, following the completion of the first National Vineyard Scan, funded by Wine Australia.

Plant Biosecurity Research Symposium

Registrations are now open for our inaugural Plant Biosecurity Research Symposium. The two-day event will be held on 15 - 16 August, 2019 at The Edge, State Library of Queensland, Brisbane. We will hear from our growers and industry representatives…

Biosecurity in Theory and Practice, Kansas State University (20-24, May 2019)

The annual ‘Biosecurity in Theory and Practice’ course was held last month at Kansas State University (KSU) and convened by Prof. Jim Stack. PBRI Program Director, Dr Jo Luck, was invited to present her research on the implications of climate…

Australia and NZ join forces on plant biosecurity research

Australia and New Zealand have entered into a new collaboration to strengthen plant biosecurity research. The Australian Plant Biosecurity Research Initiative (PBRI) will join forces with Better Border Biosecurity, New Zealand (B3 NZ) through…

Coordinated defence against Australia’s most threatening plant disease

Wine Australia and Hort Innovation have teamed up through the Plant Biosecurity Research Initiative (PBRI) to safeguard the nation against a devastating bacteria that could cripple the country’s multi-billion dollar wine and horticultural…

Hort Innovation announces its new CEO

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The Hort Innovation Board is pleased to announce the appointment of Matt Brand as the Rural Research and Development Corporation’s new Chief Executive Officer. Mr Brand will take office in early September 2018. Mr Brand brings a wealth…