Emerging technologies

We deliver innovative cross–disciplinary platform technologies to impact the productivity, environmental sustainability and economic growth of the horticulture sector.

Our research includes:

  • Nanotechnology for crop protection - BioClay platform
  • Novel plant propagation technologies
  • Germplasm conservation
  • Genomics, gene editing and modelling for crop improvement
Meeting the plant supply for increasing demand has become challenging due to difficulty in rootstock propagation. Rooting an avocado cutting is cumbersome, thus has forced the industry to depend on genetically diverse and seasonally available seedling rootstocks for tree production.
A University of Queensland team has made a discovery that could help conquer the greatest threat to global food security – pests and diseases in plants.

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