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  • National Plant Proficiency Testing Program: Round 2 News Update

    Specimens were sent out by ANQAP to 11 participating laboratories in August and September 2013. Virus, Insect, Bacteria and Nematode reports were finalised in December 2013. The Fungi report was finalised in March 2014 but was then amended in July to acknowledge that Fungi 4 …

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  • 2014-15 Laboratory Residentials

    The assessment of applications for the 2014-15 round of Laboratory Residentials has been completed and brief descriptions of the successful projects can be found at Current activities.   We will keep you updated as further professional development opportunities arise.   If you have come across something you …

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  • Taxonomic training videos

    The US National Plant Diagnostic Network has produced a series of training videos for the following taxonomic groups: Whiteflies Aphids Coccoidea Auchenorrhyncha Pentotomoidea The full list of videos is available here.

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  • Plant Biosecurity mid-year enrolments open

    Mid-year enrolments for a Postgraduate Diploma or Masters in Plant Biosecurity are now open. This postgraduate study in plant biosecurity has been developed specifically for those working in the plant biosecurity sector or for people who wish to pursue a career in plant biosecurity. The individual …

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  • SPHDS 18

    The Subcommittee on Plant Health Diagnostic Standards met at the AgriBio facilities in Melbourne from 12-14 May 2014. A communiqué from the meeting can be accessed here.

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  • Beetle course – applications close soon

    A reminder that applications for the course on identifying beetle of biosecurity concern close at 5:00pm AEST this Friday, 2 May 2014. More information including the registration link can be found here. Applicants will be notified of the outcome by Friday 16 May 2014.

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  • New book – Tropical Fruit Flies of South-East Asia

    A new title has been published through CABI –  Tropical Fruit Flies of South-East Asia. Authored by Richard Drew and Meredith Romig this reference work details the taxonomic research into the subfamily Dacinae, which contains the tropical fruit flies of south-east Asia, as well as many other regions …

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  • Laboratory Residentials – applications close soon

    A reminder that applications for the 2014-15 round of the Laboratory Residential Program closes at 5:00pm AEST Thursday 17 April 2014. Guidelines and the application form can be found here. You will need to log in to view the documents. If you have questions about …

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  • Lucid Mobile apps for iOS and Android

    The USDA APHIS Identification Technology Program (ITP) team, in cooperation with The University of Queensland’s QAAFI Biological Information Technology (QBIT) team, is  pleased to announce the release of 10 Lucid Mobile apps for the Apple iPhone. The iOS apps are available at no cost through …

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  • Course – Identifying beetles of biosecurity concern

    Dr Adam Slipinski (Australian National Insect Collection) is conducting a course on identifying beetles of biosecurity concern from 7-9 July 2014 at the ANU Centre for Botany and Zoology in Canberra. An outline of the course can be viewed here. There is no cost to attend the …

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