Field triage is the ability to identify and collect appropriate samples from the field with the end goal of accurate identification or diagnosis of the target pest. Well-conducted triage supports both surveillance and diagnostics. It reduces the number and volume of samples sent to laboratories and improves the quality of samples submitted for identification, increasing the chance of an accurate diagnosis.
This workshop will focus on field identification of citrus diseases to build skills and expertise in field triage from citrus orchards. The workshop will also support national surveillance efforts by identifying improvements to training requirements for field triage.
The workshop objectives are to:
Attendance was offered to PSNAP members through an expression of interest process in June 2019. The participating organisations have been encouraged to nominate experienced and junior staff to participate in the workshop so that knowledge can be built and shared to sustain PSNAP into the future.
Contact PSNAP@phau.com.au for further information.