Ritman Scholarship for the PBRI Symposium 2022

Dr Kim Ritman was a foundation member of PBRI and Australia’s Chief Plant Protection Officer. He had a distinguished career in Plant Health, championing early career researchers to build scientific capability in plant biosecurity. Kim was…

Biosecurity insights from bananas to bees

The third Biosecurity Extension meeting was held online on 26 October 2021. Fifty extension practitioners working across plant and honeybee industries, met to hear insights from the Queensland incursion of Panama disease tropical race 4…

Plant Biosecurity Detection and Diagnostic Forum

On 21 October, the PBRI held its sixth forum for 2021 on Detection and Diagnostics, as part of a series of priority research topics which support plant biosecurity in Australia. The research forums are the first stage of a concept development…

New Partnership with the Plant Health Committee

A collaboration between PBRI and the Plant Health Committee was supported at the August PBRI Committee Meeting. Deputy Chair of Plant Health Committee, Dr Anne Walters emphasised the importance of this partnership in developing plant biosecurity…

Data and analytics for enhanced biosecurity

PBRI members and partners met on July 20 to hear about the role of data and analytics to support biosecurity. This forum focussed on the types of data being collected and how it is being used in a biosecurity context. This was the fifth forum…

Biosecurity Extension Community meets again

Members of the Biosecurity Extension Community heard insights from a major incursion for the WA vegetable industry, tomato potato psyllid, and the benefits of the Biosecure HACCP program for the nursery industry.

Over the horizon biosecurity workshop

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PBRI members met on 24 April to hear about research focused on ‘over the horizon’ biosecurity threats, a high priority area for the members.

Fall armyworm workshop identifies cross-sectoral RD&E needs

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The PBRI workshop of around 50 people from industry, government and research organisations across Australia and New Zealand discussed management of fall armyworm

B3 NZ Conference 2021

The B3 NZ Conference will be held on 17-18 May 2021 at Te Papa Museum, Wellington.

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…