Current projects

As a busy research and extension group with three areas of focus 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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The great Australian platypus search

To better understand the conservation status of platypuses and identify key threats to local populations.

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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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New invertebrate knowledge

Exploring the biology and life cycles of pest and beneficial species across the southern and western regions.

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Spotted wing drosophila IPM

Improving industry awareness of risks posed by spotted wing drosophila and increasing the capacity to detect and respond to any incursions of this pest into Australia.

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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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Preparedness for spotted lanternfly

Increasing key biosecurity stakeholder knowledge and preparedness for spotted lantern fly in Australia.

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