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…

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.

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).

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.

Bright future for plant health research

The Minister for Agriculture, Drought and Emergency Management, David Littleproud, announced that the funding for the PBRI has been renewed.