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High-tech hub for sustainable crop protection launched

The ARC Research Hub for Sustainable Crop Protection, dedicated to the application of a revolutionary alternative to chemical fungicides to protect Australia’s $5 trillion global food and agribusiness sector,…

High-tech sustainable protection for key Australian crops

The application of a revolutionary alternative to chemical fungicides to protect Australia’s $5 trillion global food and agribusiness sector is being spearheaded by researchers at The University of Queensland.…

More sustainable crops just a spray away

Scientists are investigating whether a clay-based ‘vaccine’ for plants could safeguard the nation’s $5.5 billion-combined cotton and vegetable industries against pest infestation and crippling crop losses. Funded by Hort Innovation and…

‘BioClay’ a ground – breaking discovery for world food security

A University of Queensland team has made a discovery that could help conquer the greatest threat to global food security – pests and diseases in plants. Research leader Professor Neena Mitter said BioClay…