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Simulation Exercise for Pollination Industries
Summary This project aims to undertake an emergency response exercise to test: 1) preparedness arrangements and decisionmaking in the event of a Varroa incursion, and 2) decisionmaking during a transition from an emergency to a management scenario for Varroa. These exercise scenarios will based on a hypothetical Varroa incursion that impacts on availability of pollination services. A scenario will be developed that tests emergency response and transition arrangements with a focus on how impacts to the pollination dependent sector will be managed. The exercises will be conducted along with formal evaluation to report on the exercise and recommend improvements to response arrangements.
Program Honey Bee
Research organisation Plant Health Australia Limited
Objective summary Primary Objectives:
1) Test and recommend improvements to emergency response arrangements for a honeybee disease/pest incursion that has implications for the pollination sector.
2) Test and recommend improvements to pollination transition arrangements that would be used following establishment of a honeybee disease/pest.
Project Stage Closed
Project start date Tuesday, April 28, 2009
Project completion date Wednesday, March 31, 2010
Journal articles from project Not Available
National priority Safeguarding Australia
Rural priority Biosecurity
RIRDC goal HBE-Understand the role of pollination in delivering more productive systems
Principal researcher Sam Malfroy
Research manager Dave Alden
Admin contact Sam Malfroy