Raceme blight, also known as blossom or flower blight, and grey mould are used to describe various diseases and disorders of macadamia flowers. Different fungi and oomycetes have been reported as causal agents of blossom blight in macadamia. In spite of distinct and remarkable differences in the pathogens, there's still lack of adequate knowledge of the symptom development and disease epidemiology for each pathogen-host interaction. This study will examine the etiology of the disease and establish the epidemiological conditions necessary for infection.

Location: St Lucia and Gatton

Expected outcomes: experience in using plant pathology research techniques, and advanced plant science and molecular skills. It's expected that you'll contribute to publications from the research

Supervisors: Dr Femi Akinsanmi (QAAFI)

Before you apply: contact the primary supervisor for more details