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CRC20093 Increasing Diagnostic Capacity in Thailand

Kong, Gary. CRC20093 Increasing Diagnostic Capacity in Thailand. Lead Agency: Department of Employment, Economic Development and Innovation (DEEDI).

Project Start: 1 July 2009

Project End:30 June 2010


Accurate identification of pests is essential for practically all aspects of agricultural development and is critical to the operations of biosecurity that safeguard agricultural integrity and facilitate trade. Diagnostic capability is at the forefront of and complementary to, activities such as border protection, incursion management, surveillance and pest and disease certification. The efficiency of a biosecurity system therefore depends largely on the feedback between these activities and diagnostics.

Australian scientists will train Thai scientists in diagnostics and surveillance to provide the Thai DOA with skills that will aid in the development of a Thai Diagnostic Network. The skills will be taught using a range of pests, including some which have particular biosecurity importance for both Australia and Thailand such as citrus canker, potato viruses and fruit flies.

Item Type:Research in Progress
Research Location:Australia and Thailand.
DAF Project ID:4940
Subjects:Plant pests and diseases
Contact Email:rip@deedi.qld.gov.au
Deposited On:10 Nov 2011 05:32
Last Modified:10 Nov 2011 05:32

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