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National Wool Residue Study CLSD

This project addressed a critical priority to undertake studies addressing threats to wool’s environmental credential and strengthen wool’s reputation for environmental stewardship. AWI has been assessing residual pesticides levels in Australian greasy wool since the early 1990s to monitor the industry's impacts and also have the data to challenge claims that the industry significantly contributes to eco-toxicity and human-toxicity.

The study led to a publication demonstrating wool's improved performance in residual chemicals remaining in greasy wool over time.

Project date

12 Dec 2017-30 Jun 2019

Principal investigator

John Billing

Research organisation

Australian Wool Testing Authority

Project led by

Multiple industries
Other rural industries Sheep Wool

Australian Wool Innovation (AWI)

Australian Wool Innovation is a not-for-profit enterprise that conducts research, development and marketing along the worldwide supply chain for Australian …

Multiple industries
Other rural industries Sheep Wool
  • Location

    Australia wide

  • Organisation type

    Research funding body

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