International Sugar Journal

Barcoding: A tool to assist the industry to manage insect incursions* [Full subscriber]

Abstract The Australian sugarcane industry has been fortunate not to have several significant insect pests that exist overseas. Moth borers are a particular concern to the Australian sugar industry due to the heavy losses they cause overseas and their potential to colonise new regions. Other high risk exotic pests include whiteflies, planthoppers and aphids. The biosecurity group in SRA is involved in many activities to prepare for possible incursions, including the development of diagnostic methods. Since the adult stage (which is required for correct taxonomic identification) may not be present in the early stage of an incursion, it is important…

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