Preparedness and management of huánglóngbìng (Citrus greening disease) to safeguard the future of citrus industry in Australia, China and Indonesia (CT20003)
What's it all about?
This project is leveraging global knowledge on huánglóngbìng (HLB) and investigating effective and efficient options for the citrus industry in tackling this pest. The investment is creating HLB-tolerant rootstocks that are suitable for Indonesia and Australia, which will ultimately enhance the preparedness of the Australian citrus industry for future incursions.
The project also works towards increasing the capacity of smallholder citrus growers in Indonesia and China to manage the citrus disease and industry efficiency.
This research is the first co-investment arrangement with the Australian Centre for International Agricultural Research (ACIAR). The research is being led by the NSW Department of Primary Industries with coordinators based in Indonesia and China.
This project is a strategic levy investment in the Hort- Innovation Citrus Fund.