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Viruses in vegetables- When going viral becomes a problem – National Ag day 2023 (Stage 5, Stage 6)

On Demand

Join NSW DPI’s Biosecurity Epidemiologist, Shannon Mulholland, as she discusses cutting-edge technology and research surrounding Viruses and Integrated Pest Management (IPM) in vegetables.


Appropriate for Agriculture, Science (Biology and Chemistry) and Technology students.

Content covered includes:

  • What is plant pathology and epidemiology?
  • What is biosecurity?
  • Modern innovative agriculture
  • Diseases (viruses) in NSW vegetable crops and how they are being managed
  • Integrated Pest Management (IPM) – disease management strategies
  • Virus transmission
  • Managing crop residues
  • Virus detection using
    • lateral flow tests,
    • Enzyme -linked Immunosorbent Assays (ELIZA),
    • PCR (Polymerase Chain Reaction)
    • DNA and RNA sequencing
  • Career Pathways into Virus Research and Applied Science (Agriculture)

This program will be available for free and on-demand on National Agriculture Day 2023 and ongoingly.

Other titles in the Innovation in Agriculture- National Ag Day 2023 events include:

  • Drones and Sensors
  • Precision Agronomy – Part 1 and Part 2
  • Technology and Innovation in the Dairy Industry


BROUGHT TO YOU BY: NSW Department of Primary Industries

Event Details

Event Type

On Demand (available until: 03-Dec-2025 05:00PM)

Delivery Platform

Youtube Recording


58 Minutes





Main KLA, Strand, Sub Strand

Science and Tech » Agriculture

Other KLAs

Science and Tech » Living World 7-10

Science and Tech » Biology

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More Information About This Event

Find the NSW DPI Schools Programs’ whole suite of learning resources, careers promotion, student events and Teacher Professional Development opportunities  at:  https://www.nswdpi-schools-program.com/

If you have any queries please contact the provider

Name: NSW Department of Primary Industries

Phone: 02 6391 3057

Email: [email protected]

Website: https://www.nswdpi-schools-program.com/

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