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…

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…

Research initiative ramps up investments to secure plant biosecurity

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More than $27 million has been invested into research, development and extension projects through the Plant Biosecurity Research Initiative and partners since its inception just 18 months ago. The initiative was developed to encourage collaboration…

Australia’s most threatening plant disease targeted

Australia will be better prepared for plant disease outbreaks with the appointment of a national coordinator to lead a three-year program to improve readiness for the potential incursion of the devastating Xylella fastidiosa. Experienced…