Episode 27: Biosecurity in Tasmania

What should you do about that apple with an unknown disease in your garden? How are problematic pests and diseases from Mainland Australia being stopped at the border? In this week’s episode Niamh and Tessa interviewed Dr Ryan Wilkinson about the work of Biosecurity Tasmania to protect Tassie’s environment and industries from introduced pests and diseases, and some of the science that informs their work. We focused on the outbreak of Queensland Fruit Fly in 2018-19 and the science used to predcit and plan for future biosecurity challenges. 

Show hosted by Niamh Chapman and Tessa Smith.

Audio production by Olivia Holloway. 

Photo by James Niland

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