Plant Biosecurity Research Symposium 2019

When | 15 and 16 August 2019

Where | The Edge, State Library, Brisbane

The two-day Plant Biosecurity Research Symposium showcased current plant biosecurity research supported by the PBRI member organisations and delivered by a large range of research teams in Australia. This included research on pests, diseases and weeds affecting plant productions systems and surrounding environments.

The program included keynote speakers, presentations from research teams, and panel discussions on future priorities for RD&E. Importantly it provided a forum for plant biosecurity networking and collaboration ‘across industries’.

Under a recently signed MOU between PBRI and B3 (Better Border Biosecurity, NZ), this event included presentations from New Zealand colleagues working on common biosecurity threats with the intention of future collaboration with Australian researchers.

A dedicated session on future biosecurity leaders included presentations from up-and-coming leaders studying or working in the field of biosecurity.

Growers, industry representatives, researchers, students and biosecurity staff attended the two-day event.