NZ kiwifruit psa

Psa on a kiwifruit leaf

Through a memorandum of understanding, Plant Biosecurity Research Initiative (PBRI) and Better Border Biosecurity New Zealand (B3NZ) will collaborate to ensure a stronger network of research and security.

The collaboration will involve cross-sectoral projects on pre-, at- and post-border biosecurity research; government, industry, research and academic players; and the formation of a joint Australia New Zealand plant biosecurity network to support the professional development of post-graduate and post-doctoral students.

An inaugural Plant Biosecurity Research Initiative R&D Symposium will also be held on 5-6 June 2019 in Brisbane.

“We are both committed to working together to deliver plant biosecurity research of mutual benefit to both countries,” said PBRI chair Greg Fraser.

B3NZ chair, Greg Fraser, who supports a number of horticultural bodies, said the trans-Tasman connections will be facilitated between biosecurity. Research, development and extension systems for the two countries.

PBRI and B3NZ support both Hort Innovation and Hortiuclture NZ respectively.