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The 2024 Plant Biosecurity Research Initiative heads to Cairns

Publication date: 27 September 2023

SAVE THE DATE: May 8 and 9, 2024

The PBRI Symposium, a showcase of plant biosecurity research, development, and extension (RD&E), will be held at the Cairns Convention Centre on May 8 and 9, 2024.

The program will include presentations focused on six key focus areas: preparedness, diagnostics, surveillance, sustainable pest management, capability building and industry resilience. 

The PBRI members, including seven plant Research and Development Corporations and the Department of Agriculture, Fisheries and Forestry, support Australian plant industries, worth $43.8  billion, by prioritising and investing in high impact biosecurity research together. The PBRI provides a collaboration platform to coordinate RD&E investment with cross-industry impact. 

The Symposium will highlight selected research from PBRI’s $69.4 million of coordinated investment in plant biosecurity.

Industries featured in the program and supported by PBRI are - horticulture, forest plantations, grains, wine, sugarcane, cotton, and new and emerging plant industries.

The program will also reflect PBRI’s valued partnerships with Plant Health Australia, Better Border Biosecurity (B3) New Zealand, Euphresco, ACIAR and the Australian Plant Health Committee.

There will be a dedicated session on future plant biosecurity leaders which includes presentations and posters from up-and-coming leaders studying or working in the field of biosecurity. 

Keep an eye on the events page of the PBRI website for more details soon.

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