Sustainable pest management – a high priority investment area for the PBRI

The PBRI has scheduled a series of workshops across the year to explore current and proposed research around agreed high priority topics. The purpose of these workshops is to collaborate across sectors, building on existing research investments…

Reflecting on the International Year of Plant Health in Australia

2020 was declared the International Year of Plant Health by the United Nations General Assembly and as the year draws to a close, we can reflect on the opportunities we had to raise global awareness on the importance of plant health.

$50 million in plant biosecurity projects prioritised and coordinated through national collaboration

The protection of our $32 billion plant industries is a priority of the highest order, and this provides drive and focus for the collaborative Plant Biosecurity Research Initiative.

New partnership signed between Australian agencies to strengthen plant biosecurity

A new partnership aimed at strengthening plant biosecurity has been signed today between the Plant Biosecurity Research Initiative (PBRI) and the Australian Centre for International Agricultural Research (ACIAR).

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.

EPPO–Euphresco Colloquium

The EPPO–Euphresco Colloquium ‘Plant Health at the age of metagenomics’ brought together scientists and regulators who are involved in plant health. By sharing experiences and information, together we can better understand the possibilities…

Call for authors

Springer Science + Business Media has expressed strong interest in publishing a second edition of The Handbook of Plant Biosecurity, Principles and Practices for the Identification, Containment, and Control of Organisms that Threaten Agriculture…

The International Year of Plant Health 2020

Year 2020 has been declared as the International Year of Plant Health (IYPH) by the United Nations General Assembly to emphasise the importance of plant health protection in ending hunger, reducing poverty, protecting the environment and boosting…

PBRI Plant Biosecurity Symposium Report

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

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…