Dr Ben Gooden - Flaxleaf Fleabane Fungus

Episode 1420,   Sep 12, 2022, 09:30 PM

Farmers now have a new biocontrol tool to help fight one of Australia's most challenging agricultural weeds, flaxleaf fleabane, which causes grain crop revenue losses of more than $43 million each year. 

Researchers from Australia's national science agency, CSIRO, are piloting the release of a fungus from Columbia to help farmers tackle the weed.

CSIRO weed ecologist, Dr Ben Gooden, was on the show to tell us more this morning.