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We have detected insecticide resistance in Victorian redlegged earth mite populations for the first time

30 Apr 2020 | Filed under

With much of south-eastern Australia receiving a welcome drink of rain and cooler autumn temperatures arriving, the redlegged earth mite, Halotydeus destructor, will have started popping up in crops and pastures during April.

Looking for a fully funded PhD or MPhil science scholarship?

28 Apr 2020 | Filed under company announcements

The Australian Grains Pest Innovation Program (AGPIP) is offering 4 fully funded scholarships for students interested in cutting-edge science, environmental sustainability and agricultural innovation.

Combatting insecticide resistance in the green peach aphid

31 Jan 2020 | Filed under

A new project, looking at improved understanding and preparedness for insecticide resistance development in the green peach aphid (Myzus persicae) and reduced transmission of the Turnip yellows virus by the pest, has recently been launched by cesar in collaboration with CSIRO and WA DPIRD.

Environmental DNA is improving early detection surveillance for a notorious exotic pest, the vegetable leafminer

20 Jan 2020 | Filed under

Many exotic species do not lend themselves well to surveillance. They might be small and elusive. We might have a poor understanding of their hosts. Or they might be cryptic and look very similar to species already present in Australia.

Looking back – the way forward?

13 Jan 2020 | Filed under

As we start steaming forward into 2020 and the decade ahead, it’s important to take a moment to step back and reflect on the year that’s gone.