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Riders of the storm of resistance: The 2018 Crop Protection forum program is now live

26 Oct 2018 | Filed under sustainable agriculture

This year the upcoming 2018 Crop Protection Forum is being run by the Centre for Crop and Disease Management (CCDM) in partnership with the Australian Herbicide Resistance Initiative (AHRI) and cesar.

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.