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Rapid response to biosecurity threats in nurseries

Biosecurity outcome

Proof of concept for early and rapid detection (pre-symptomatic) of invasive pathogens using remote sensing with hyperspectral cameras using a Phytophthora in nursery model system with application in border biosecurity surveillance and eradication programmes

Science outcome

New knowledge on the efficient sampling and/or screening of plant material for detection of low levels of disease (or asymptomatic) including identification of specific hyperspectral signatures for the detection of invasive Phytophthora species in asymptomatic plants.


Project Leader, Emily McLay