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Research impact – the past and the future: Managing myrtle rust in Australia

From the 2016 Plant Biosecurity CRC Science Exchange: Invasive pests and pathogens can have devastating and unpredicted impacts on native ecosystems. The threat that Puccinia psidii (myrtle/eucalyptus/guava rust) posed to Australian industries was well recognised, but until its introduction in 2010, there was scant consideration of the impacts this disease may have on endemic Myrtaceous plant species and associated communities in native environments. Since its detection in Australia, the...

Duration: 00:30:51

Research impact – an end-user perspective: Tomato potato psyllid and Liberibacter ecology

From the 2016 Plant Biosecurity CRC Science Exchange: This talk explores the importance of incursion response tools from an end-user perspective, highlighted through a tomato potato psyllid and Candidatus Liberibacter case study. The tomato potato psyllid (TPP) is a tiny sap-sucking insect that feeds on tomato, potato, capsicum, chilli and nightshade plants and can transmit the devastating bacterium Candidatus Liberibacter solanacearum (CLso). CLso wreaks havoc on crops causing stunting,...

Duration: 00:47:19

Research impact – an end-user’s perspective: Phosphine resistance

From the 2016 Plant Biosecurity CRC Science Exchange: Around the world, grain industries are looking for solutions to the increasing problem of insect resistance to the key fumigant phosphine, a fumigant that underpins the Australian exports of grains. PBCRC has developed and implemented a national phosphine resistance management program that involves: implementation of new and effective national treatment protocols; communication of resistance trends to industry based on substantial...

Duration: 00:41:28

Research impact – an end-user’s perspective: Improved Post Entry Quarantine

From the 2016 Plant Biosecurity CRC Science Exchange: Imported high-risk plants spend up to two and a half years in Post Entry Quarantine (PEQ) facilities prior to their release to plant industries. The prolonged PEQ screening limits the capability of plant industries to access new national and international market opportunities. We have implemented a next generation sequencing approach that relies on the natural plant response to viruses to develop a single assay that can diagnose nearly...

Duration: 00:31:33

Research impact – an end-user’s perspective: Genome-Informed Diagnostics

From the 2016 Plant Biosecurity CRC Science Exchange: This talk explores PBCRC research into the development of genome-informed diagnostics, using Pseudomonas syringae pv. actinidiae or Psa as a case study example. Psa, a bacterial kiwifruit vine disease, in its most virulent form destroys kiwifruit vines, which in 2015 accounted for 28% of all New Zealand horticultural exports. Speakers: Richard Palmer, Jim Stack, Brendan Rodoni

Duration: 00:39:19

Biosecurity Built on Science - Linda Semeraro

Dr Linda Semeraro discusses studying for her PhD with PBCRC and how she identifies insects for biosecurity purposes at AgriBio, Centre for AgriBioscience, a La Trobe University/Victorian Government partnership. 4:39

Duration: 00:04:39