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Pathoblitz Workshop Queensland Department of Agriculture and Fisheries Atherton Tablelands, 12-17 May 2019

Pathoblitz Workshop Queensland Department of Agriculture and Fisheries Atherton Tablelands, 12-17 May 2019

The Pathoblitz workshop more information is found here:- is based on the bushblitz concept – Australia’s largest nature discovery project. This workshop will provide participants with the opportunity to observe, collect and identify diseased plant samples from the various agriculture, horticulture, forest and natural ecosystems of the Atherton Tablelands. The Tablelands region covers approximately 65 000 km2 with the majority of agriculture spread between Julatten in the north and southward to Ravenshoe and from Kuranda (east) to Dimbulah in the west. There is a diverse range of plant industries which include both tropical and sub-tropical production. In 2015, thirty five large plant based industries were identified in the region worth approximately $440,000,000 to the local economy. The workshop is aimed at early to mid-career plant pathologists, allowing them to interact and network with experts in field recognition of plant pathogens (eg. bacteria, fungi, viruses and phytoplasmas). The proposed location is on the shores of Lake Tinaroo, the source of water to the Mareeba-Dimbulah Irrigation area. The proximity to agricultural industries, natural and forest ecosystems will make it an ideal location.

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