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…

New date: Plant Biosecurity Research Symposium 2019

The inaugural PBRI Plant Biosecurity Research Symposium will be held on 15 and 16 August 2019* at the Edge, State Library, Brisbane. The two-day symposium will showcase current plant biosecurity research supported by the PBRI member organisations…

Australia and NZ join forces on plant biosecurity research

Australia and New Zealand have entered into a new collaboration to strengthen plant biosecurity research. The Australian Plant Biosecurity Research Initiative (PBRI) will join forces with Better Border Biosecurity, New Zealand (B3 NZ) through…

Coordinated defence against Australia’s most threatening plant disease

Wine Australia and Hort Innovation have teamed up through the Plant Biosecurity Research Initiative (PBRI) to safeguard the nation against a devastating bacteria that could cripple the country’s multi-billion dollar wine and horticultural…

The big picture of how Australia is being protected from plant pests and diseases

The latest go-to guide to how Australia is being protected against plant pests and diseases reveals the tremendous effort being made across the country to sustain our plant industries, unique ecosystems and standards of living. The tenth…