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Citrus canker scent lures

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About Citrus canker scent lures projects

In 2018, the Northern Territory’s citrus industry came under attack from a highly contagious bacterial disease called citrus canker.

ERI’s researchers Dr. Hao Wang and Dr. Vinuthaa Murthy won a contract with the Department of Industry, Tourism and Trade to develop a scent profile and synthesize artificial scent lures specifically to detection citrus canker disease.

Dr. Wang and Dr. Vinuthaa synthesised artificial scent lures that help sniffer dogs to detect citrus canker disease in orchards in the Northern Territory.

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