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Potential Biosecurity Risks Associated with Poppy Straw and Pellet Importation


Scott, J and Quarrell, S, Potential Biosecurity Risks Associated with Poppy Straw and Pellet Importation, Poppy Growers Tasmania, Hobart, Australia (2016) [Consultants Report]

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This report has been prepared by the Tasmania Institute of Agriculture upon the request of Poppy Growers Tasmania (PGT). The purpose of the report is to provide independent scientific information to PGT in response to Biosecurity Advice 2016/08 issued by the Australian Government. This advice outlines the proposed conditions for the import into Australia of poppy straw and pellets from Turkey, Hungary and Portugal for processing. The aims of this report were to identify potential biosecurity risks to the Australian opium poppy (Papaver somniferum L.) industry and provide details of the current scientific knowledge surrounding those risks. Potential pests considered include pestiferous and virus‐vectoring insects. Diseases considered include fungal, bacterial and viral pathogens of opium poppy. A simplistic climate comparison between Tasmania and the proposed regions of export has been provided for reference.

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Item Type:Consultants Report
Keywords:poppies, quarantine, disease managemet
Research Division:Biological Sciences
Research Group:Plant biology
Research Field:Plant pathology
Objective Division:Plant Production and Plant Primary Products
Objective Group:Industrial crops
Objective Field:Plant extract crops
UTAS Author:Scott, J (Dr Jason Scott)
UTAS Author:Quarrell, S (Dr Stephen Quarrell)
ID Code:119968
Year Published:2016
Deposited By:Tasmanian Institute of Agriculture
Deposited On:2017-08-08
Last Modified:2018-04-05

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