Current projects

As a busy research and extension group, we always have activities on the go. We focus our activities on three main areas: conservation, integrated pest management and biosecurity.

Australian Grains Pest Innovation Program (AGPIP)

Investigating sustainable and novel approaches for invertebrate pest management in Australian grain crops.

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Understanding insecticide resistance in bluegreen aphids

Increase understanding for growers to manage the emerging issue of insecticide-resistant bluegreen aphids.

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Recovery of eastern bristlebirds

Developing a genetic strategy for eastern bristlebirds post-bushfires to assist with long-term survival.

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Insecticide resistance in the green peach aphid

Improving knowledge of insecticide resistance and virus transmission risk for the green peach aphid in grains.

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Managing insecticide resistance in the redlegged earth mite

Investigating improved control methods for the redlegged earth mite in Australian grains.

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IPM for Grains

An identification, surveillance and advisory service for management of grains pests.

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Improving diagnostics for exotic plant pests

Increasing the effectiveness of verifying pest spread and establishment

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