The Keith Turnbull Research Station, near Frankston Victoria, was still under construction as the first scientific and technical staff moved into the newly completed Jean Macnamara building in 1964. Fifty years later, the last remaining scientific and technical staff departed to take up residence at the newly completed AgriBio Centre at La Trobe University, Bundoora. In the intervening years, the Keith Turnbull Research Institute (or KTRI as it was known for most of its history) made a substantial contribution to pest plant and animal research, development and extension in south eastern Australia. This paper highlights some of KTRI’s achievements in invasive species management, and the impact the Institute and its staff had on the social, environmental and economic well-being of Victorians.
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Ede, F., Kwong, R., Lefoe, G., Steel, J. and Weiss, J. (2014). The Keith Turnbull Research Institute: 50 years of pest plant and animal research. Plant Protection Quarterly 29(3), 90-6.