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Improving Australia's ability to respond to graft transmissible citrus diseases

This investment is working to arm the citrus industry with appropriate tools and knowledge to protect Australian citrus from diseases that threaten industry sustainability. Detecting graft-transmissible pathogens can be difficult because field symptoms may be confused with other disorders and the pathogen may be present below detectable levels or unevenly distributed within the tree.

Project date

9 May 2023-31 May 2027
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Principal investigator

Nerida Donovan

Project funded by

Multiple industries
Alternative protein Cross industry Fruits Nuts Other rural industries Pasture, fodder & feed Vegetables

Hort Innovation

Hort Innovation is the grower-owned, not-for-profit research and development corporation for Australia's horticulture industry. As one of the nation's 15 Rural …
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    Research funding body

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  • Project date

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  • Research organisation

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