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The secret agents protecting our crops and gardens

The secret agents protecting our crops and gardens

Currently, our main defence against crop pests is synthetic pesticides- but using them comes at a cost. By contrast, biological controls use pests' natural enemies, predators and parasitoids, to defeat them without collateral damage to beneficial insects or the environment.
The Conversation, Published 16th May 2018
Plant Innovation Centre to bolster Australia’s biosecurity

Plant Innovation Centre to bolster Australia’s biosecurity

With passenger and cargo arrivals expected to near-double by 2050, Australia is preparing for a biosecurity assault, launching an R&D facility near Melbourne’s international airport to develop innovations that safeguard plant biosecurity.
AgInnovators, Published 2nd Nov 2017
Run, rabbits, run…K5 calicivirus release

Run, rabbits, run…K5 calicivirus release

Over the first week of March 2017, NSW DPI released the deadly Korean (K5) strain of rabbit calicivirus across rabbit-plagued regions of the state as part of a nationwide rollout. Initial reports indicate that the release has been a resounding success.
Merran White, AgInnovators, Published 17th May 2017
Weed-detection dogs on trial in Australian paddocks

Weed-detection dogs on trial in Australian paddocks

Science and Innovation Award-winner Dr Cindy Hauser is trialling a novel and potentially important role for trained detection dogs: sniffing out weeds, pests and diseases in valuable crops and bushland.
Paul Brownrigg, AgInnovators, Published 21st Apr 2017
A ‘sixth sense’ for humidity helps insects stay out of climatic trouble

A ‘sixth sense’ for humidity helps insects stay out of climatic trouble

The discovery of the mechanisms – neuronal, genetic and mechanical – governing insects’ ability to detect changes in humidity may lead to new strategies for controlling pest populations.
Marco Gallio & Marcus Stensmyr, The Conversation, Published 18th May 2016
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