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Cold disinfestation verification trials for table grapes (TG18003)

Key research provider: The Queensland Department of Agriculture and Fisheries

What’s it all about?

While Australian table grapes have access into several Asian markets under cold disinfestation protocols, further verification trials are required to support cold-disinfestation-based access into Taiwan.

This investment is conducting the trials required by the Taiwanese National Plant Protection Organisation to support the use of cold temperature as a postharvest treatment against both Queensland fruit fly and Mediterranean fruit fly. The results of the work will be used to support protocol negotiations between Taiwan and Australia’s Department of Agriculture.

Related levy funds

This project is a strategic levy investment in the Hort Innovation Table Grape Fund