Author Archive for: ‘rgenero’

  • PhD opportunities to support plant diagnostics

    From the Australasian Plant Pathology Society website: Two PhD scholarships are available at the School of Applied Systems Biology, AgriBio, La Trobe University, Melbourne, Victoria, through Agriculture Victoria’s Improved Market Access for Horticulture program. Each offers a tax-free stipend of $28,000 per year for three …

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  • ADW 2016 & associated workshops – EOIs close soon

    A reminder that expressions of interest for the Annual Diagnosticians’ Workshop 2016 and associated workshops close on Friday 4 December 2015 at 5:00pm AEDT. The outcome of the EOI process will be emailed to all applicants in the week commencing 7 December 2015. For successful applicants this will …

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  • Annual Diagnosticians’ Workshop 2016 and associated workshops

    The Australian Government Department of Agriculture and Water Resources, Plant Health Australia and CSIRO invite you to attend the Annual Diagnosticians’ Workshop 2016 (ADW) and associated workshops from 15 to 18 February 2016 in Canberra. Two workshops either side of the ADW have been planned. The …

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  • Two new IPPC Diagnostic Protocols adopted

    Two new Diagnostic Protocols on Ditylenchus destructor and Ditylenchus dipsaci, and Genus Anastrepha Schiner – DP 8 and DP 9, respectively – were adopted by the Standards Committee on behalf of the Commission on Phytosanitary Measures as Annexes to ISPM 27 (Diagnostic protocols for regulated …

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  • Senior Scientist position at Department of Agriculture and Water Resources

    An ongoing position is available in the Australian Government Department of Agriculture and Water Resources for a Senior Scientist based at Knoxfield, Victoria (until April 2016) and then Mickleham, Victoria. For the job description and application link please visit this page. Applications close at 11:00pm AEDT …

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  • SPHD 21

    A meeting of the Subcommittee on Plant Health Diagnostics was held at the Department of Agriculture and Food Western Australia offices from 17-18 September 2015. A communiqué from the meeting can be accessed here.

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  • Vegetable pest and disease identifier app now available

    Applied Horticultural Research have released Veg Pest ID, an application to help farmers and agricultural professionals identify pests on Australian vegetable crops. The app is available for iOS and Android.

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  • Field guide for identification of brown marmorated stink bug and similar bugs

    The Department of Agriculture and Water Resources have released a field guide to assist with the identification of exotic stink bugs of biosecurity concern to Australia, including brown marmorated stink bug. The guide includes detailed descriptions and high resolution images of exotic stink bug species and …

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  • Outbreak website – national pest and disease portal

    A new Outbreak website has been recently launched to help keep people informed about outbreaks that could have major impacts on agricultural production, and domestic and international markets. The website has a fresh new design which means it can be easily used on mobile phones and tablets. Key features …

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  • Subscribe to NATA eNews

    The National Association of Testing Authorities (NATA) publishes an e-newsletter which includes information about upcoming training courses and updates to technical documents. This may be of interest to laboratories seeking accreditation or those already accredited. To subscribe please click here (link will open in your …

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