The Murdoch (CPSM) have developed strategies to limit the spread of Phytophthora since the early 1990s, with a particular focus on minimising its transmission by human activities. Their recommended quarantine, hygiene and work practices are now preventing the transport of infected soil and water across south-west Western Australia, and increasingly worldwide.
Working with major mining companies (e.g. Alcoa of Australia, Worsley Alumina, Iluka Resources and Tronox Ltd), CPSM's dieback management practices have changed mine planning and operating practice, giving companies access to areas they may not have otherwise been able to mine, improving their rehabilitation record, and helping maintain their social license to operate.
More generally, the CPSM has addressed many aspects of Phytophthora control and eradication, including reviewing the National Threat Abatement Plan for Dieback, and creating the ‘Review of best practice management for Phytophthora cinnamomi’, now cited internationally as a guideline to Phytophthora management.
欧洲杯开户Professor Giles Hardy, who leads CPSM, says 'the savings to industries across Australia runs into hundreds of millions of dollars, and preserving healthy ecosystems is priceless'.