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Food Security


Plant pathogens are just as much of a risk to crop production as the effects of drought or climate change.

In this episode, Professor Mark Gibberd, from the Centre for Crop and Disease Management, explains how scientists are combatting these pathogens to ensure food security now and into the future.

  • What’s being done to combat plant pathogens? (02:35)
  • What role do fungicides play? (06:57)
  • How does the grains industry need to prepare for the future? (10:35)
  • Will we be able to sustainably feed everyone? (14:27)



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You can read the full transcript for the episode here.