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Extending biosecurity preparedness and surveillance strategies and developing a chemical supply framework for pest incursions (2013)

Woods, N., Burgess, R., Harris, A., Dibley, S., Slattery, J., Low Choy, S. and Bayliss, K.L. (2014) Extending biosecurity preparedness and surveillance strategies and developing a chemical supply framework for pest incursions (2013). In: Science Exchange, 6 - 9 May, Sunshine Coast, Qld, Australia.

Abstract

The Australian grains industry remains free of many pests that cause significant crop losses overseas. While we have many biosecurity systems in place, the large volume of trade and people movement, as well as the ability for pests to enter Australia via natural pathways, means there is always a potential for new pests to establish in crops.

Lack of contingency planning can lead to unnecessary loss of property, inappropriate quarantine and loss of valuable time. One of the key tools in industry preparedness of incursions of exotic pests is contingency planning.

This project is based on outputs and activities from three separate modules that have a focus on reducing the risk of new exotic pests becoming established. The end-users and beneficiaries of this work will be growers, the grains industry and all parts of the grain supply chain.

Publication Type: Conference Item
Murdoch Affiliation: School of Veterinary and Life Sciences
Publisher: Plant Biosecurity CRC
URI: http://researchrepository.murdoch.edu.au/id/eprint/37183
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