Improving diagnostics and biosecurity for graft-transmissible diseases in citrus (CT17007)
What’s it all about?
This project is responsible for supporting the NSW DPI Citrus Pathology Program in strengthening biosecurity against graft-transmissible diseases, in collaboration with other bodies including Auscitrus. The team’s activities include:
- Working towards improved detection and diagnostics of graft-transmissible pathogens of citrus, including through assessing, developing and validating lab diagnostic procedures
- Understanding the risk posed by newly discovered or reported graft-transmissible diseases
- Responding to industry requests for diagnostic support.
The work follows on from earlier Hort Innovation Citrus Fund investment Protecting Australian citrus germplasm through improved diagnostic tools project (CT14009) and ties into other investments including Improving biosecurity preparedness of the Australian citrus industry (CT17001).
This project is a strategic levy investment in the Hort Innovation Citrus Fund