Rapid detection of Rathayibacter toxicus in hay

Summary

To increase the effectiveness and efficiency of the current Rathayibacter toxicus test and thereby reduce hay processing time

Program

Export Fodder

Research Organisation

Western Australian Agriculture Authority, a body corporate established under the Biosecurity and Agriculture Management Act 2007

Objective Summary

The objectives of the research are to increase effectiveness and efficiency of the current Rathayibacter toxicus test and thereby reduce hay processing time to facilitate a competitive hay export industry in Australia by: Significantly reducing the hay extraction time from 17 hours to less than 12 h (manual) and <3 h (mechanical). Shortening the laboratory testing time by modification of test reagents using improved technology. Refining the accuracy and standardisation of the laboratory test forR. toxicus.

Project Code

PRJ-000481

Project Stage

Closed

Project Start Date

Friday, July 1, 2005

Project Completion Date

Sunday, September 30, 2007

Journal Articles From Project

Not Available

National Priority

Frontier technologies for building and transforming Australian industries

National Priority

Adoption of R&D

National Priority

FCR-Biosecurity research

Contact

Related publications

26.11.07

Improved Testing for Annual Ryegrass Toxicity. Rapid Detection of Rathayibacter toxicus in Hay - Supporting the hay export and