Trojan Female Technique

Context

The Trojan Female Technique (TFT) is a new technology platform being developed for the control of exotic animal and invertebrate pests by causing reductions in pest reproduction.


Description of the project

The project aims to develop a novel and cost-effective technology platform for the specific, persistent, non-lethal and non-GMO control of vertebrate and invertebrate pests. Overall project research aims are (1) proof-of-concept in invertebrates, (2) proof-of-utility in vertebrates, (3) assessment of social acceptability, and (4) pathways to market.


High level planning

This 2-year project is funded by MBIE under there Smart Ideas funding category in 2013.


Partners

Project Lead: Landcare Research

All partners list available here: http://www.landcareresearch.co.nz/science/plants-animals-fungi/animals/vertebrate-pests/trojan-female/team


The AgriBusiness Group’s role and contact

Published on Wednesday, May 13th, 2015, under Latest Projects, Research

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