This project will provide industry with novel solutions to control key root pathogens, increase farm profitability of horticulture crops and significantly advance economic and technological growth of Australian agribusiness industries. It will develop and apply novel bio-based technologies that simultaneously harness crop-optimised microbiomes and plant immune systems and biochemical products to transform how protected and field cropping systems tackle the key biotic constraint of root diseases. It will also develop novel agronomic tools (e.g. growing industrial hemp as a cover crop) to suppress pathogens and its weed hosts and provide a new source of income for horticulture farmers.
High-tech indoor horticulture