Using an ecosystem approach, our researchers develop new methods to control diseases that minimise the use of traditional chemical controls.
Plant & Food Research has comprehensive knowledge of biology and ecology of plant pathogens and their microbial competitors. Our researchers develop alternative methods of pathogen control that minimise the use of traditional chemical controls using knowledge and capabilities, including:
- Disease diagnostics and epidemiology
- Climate modelling
- Molecular pathology
- Host-pathogen interactions.