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New tools for field grains surveillance and diagnostics of high priority exotic pests

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This project investigated how new and emerging technologies could be used in surveillance of pest and disease biosecurity threats to the grains industry.

Increased pressure due to international trade and tourism, geographic shifts in pests, climate change and many other factors has resulted in a high level of biosecurity threat to our industries.
Obtaining data on pest and disease status to support market access and to monitor pest and disease incursions in the grains industry is difficult because of the extensive scale of the industry.
The aims of this project were to develop and validate better tools for grains surveillance in the field to support market access, and to develop better rapid diagnostic response capability for the key disease threats.

Author(s):Plant Biosecurity CRC | Jenny Davidson

Published:January 1, 2018

Date added:March 20, 2019