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Resistance management field trials underway for RLEM

31 Mar 2018 | Filed under sustainable agriculture

With resistance issues on the rise in the redlegged earth mite (RLEM), cesar is collaborating with the University of Melbourne, CSIRO and WA DPIRD to find better management options for controlling populations that have acquired resistance to conventional chemistries in Australia.

Resistance-breaking currant-lettuce aphid biotype discovered in Australia

15 Feb 2018 | Filed under sustainable agriculture

A new biotype of the currant-lettuce aphid (Nasonovia ribisnigri), capable of colonising Nr:0-resistant lettuce varieties, has been discovered in Victoria.  

Carbon footprint report 2016/17: cesar & EnviroDNA

25 Jan 2018 | Filed under company announcements

At cesar, we practice what we preach when it comes to caring about the environment. Amongst working in sustainable agriculture and biodiversity conservation, we also monitor and act on our company’s environmental impact. Since 2011, we have completed a biennial carbon footprint report, and we are now pleased to share...

Armyworm in grass pastures

12 Dec 2017 | Filed under sustainable agriculture

Unusually high levels of armyworm activity and damage has been reported in dairy pastures in the South West and Gippsland regions of Victoria, and in Tasmania. Damage has been reported in perennial and annual grass pastures, with some paddocks incurring significant and rapid loss of vegetation.

Threatened Species Day: a time to reflect on our unique Australian wildlife

07 Sep 2017 | Filed under genetic insights

Today is National Threatened Species Day, a time to celebrate our wonderful and unique Australian wildlife that, for many reasons, are not doing so well. Australia doesn’t have a great record when it comes to our wildlife; in the last 200 years three quarters of all mammal extinctions have occurred...