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We’re all abuzz about our tiny biosecurity officers

23 Aug 2019 | Filed under

You might’ve heard (we shouted pretty loud) about our amazing Research Scientist, Dr Elia Pirtle, winning the best presentation award at the Plant Biosecurity Research Symposium last week!

The riders of the storm of resistance are back for the Crop Protection Forum 2019

15 Aug 2019 | Filed under

We’re pleased to announce that the Crop Protection Forum will be taking place again in 2019 – and in case you didn’t know – it’s all about resistance!

A new way to test for neonicotinoid resistance in the redlegged earth mite and lucerne flea

08 Aug 2019 | Filed under sustainable agriculture

You’ve likely heard us announce over the years “We’re testing for resistance!”.

First signs of low-level resistance evolving to Transform™ detected in isolated Western Australian green peach aphid populations

11 Jun 2019 | Filed under sustainable agriculture

Evidence of green peach aphid (Myzus persicae, GPA) evolving resistance to sulfoxaflor (Transform™) has been confirmed for the first time in Australia, after a small number of aphid populations from Western Australia were shown to have reduced sensitivity to the insecticide.

chocoholic plant pest placed under the microscope

05 Jun 2019 | Filed under sustainable agriculture

cesar research scientist and team lead, Dr Olivia Reynolds, has been leading an intrepid new project investigating the biology of a priority pest in the cocoa production industry of Papua New Guinea. With two research field trips to affected cocoa production areas complete, the project has begun to yield some...