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Improving our preparedness for spotted wing drosophila

22 Oct 2018 | Filed under sustainable agriculture

cesar is partnering with Plant Health Australia and Plant & Food Research New Zealand to increase how prepared horticultural industries are to detect, respond to and manage a damaging invasive fly – the spotted wing drosophila.

Pretty fly for a suzukii – or not…

19 Oct 2018 | Filed under sustainable agriculture

Spotted Wing Drosophila (Drosophila suzukii), a native to Eastern Asia, is rapidly becoming a global concern, having recently spread to North America, South America and Europe. With a short generation time, the ability to reproduce on a wide variety of soft-skinned fruits, and cryptic appearance, this fly is of high...

Back from the brink: Crowdfunding for the genetic rescue of Eastern Barred Bandicoots

02 Oct 2018 | Filed under genetic insights

An article published in 1934 describes the flavour of bandicoot stew.

Combining conservation and cake for Threatened Species Day

06 Sep 2018 | Filed under genetic insights

The teams at cesar and EnviroDNA have put their baking skills to the test ahead of Threatened Species Day.

What I learned from going ‘Plastic Free’ for a month.

05 Sep 2018 | Filed under company announcements

Let’s face it – plastic is amazing. It has a million different uses and is one of the reasons we enjoy the standard of living that we do today. But it is this very ‘amazingness’ that makes it such a problem. It virtually never breaks down.