Overseas sugarcane quarantine and emergency response planning : SRDC final report BSS280
The aim of this trip was for Dr Mohamed Sallam, BSES entomologist, to gain experience in sugarcane biosecurity and to learn about sugarcane pest and disease problems in the United States. In addition Dr Sallam participated in the International Conference on Lepidopterous Cereal Stem and Cob Borers in Africa, Kenya. Dr Sallam promoted Australian sugarcane research work and highlighted the role of BSES/SRDC biosecurity initiatives. Scientists from all parts of the world commended the Australian approach in dealing with exotic threats, and future opportunities for further cooperation with LSU, ICIPE and the South African Sugarcane Research Institute (SASRI) have been created.