ARC Research Hub for Sustainable Crop Protection (2019–2024)

Abstract:
The Hub aims to develop and commercialise an innovative biological alternative to chemical fungicides targeting economically significant diseases of broadacre and horticultural crops. It addresses industry challenges of fungicide resistance, chemical residues in food, off-target effects and environmental harm. It builds on groundbreaking `BioClay¿ platform to deliver pathogen targeting RNA using clay particles as non-genetically modified crop protection. An expert multi- disciplinary team uniting science, commercial and social licence pathways ensures industry and consumer uptake advancing $60B Australian Agriculture. The Hub translates to increased productivity, market access and enhanced environmental credentials of Australian food.
Grant type:
ARC Industrial Transformation Research Hubs
Researchers:
  • Centre Director
    Centre for Horticultural Science
    Queensland Alliance for Agriculture and Food Innovation
    Affiliate Professor
    Australian Institute for Bioengineering and Nanotechnology
  • Snr Group Leader/VC Snr Res Fellow
    Australian Institute for Bioengineering and Nanotechnology
    Affiliate Principal Research Fellow
    Centre for Horticultural Science
    Queensland Alliance for Agriculture and Food Innovation
  • Chair in Sustainable Energy Futures
    School of Chemical Engineering
    Faculty of Engineering, Architecture and Information Technology
    Affiliate Professor
    UQ Centre for Natural Gas
    Faculty of Engineering, Architecture and Information Technology
  • Professor
    School of Chemistry and Molecular Biosciences
    Faculty of Science
    Affiliated Professor
    Centre for Crop Science
    Queensland Alliance for Agriculture and Food Innovation
  • Centre Director
    Centre for Policy Futures
    Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences
  • Professor
    School of Agriculture and Food Sciences
    Faculty of Science
    Affiliated Professor
    Centre for Horticultural Science
    Queensland Alliance for Agriculture and Food Innovation
Funded by:
Australian Research Council