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Improving insect pest management - workshops for Australian farmers and advisors

30 Sep 2013 | Filed under sustainable agriculture

Insecticide use is not just an environmental issue it is now becoming a financial issue. Insect management in grain crops currently relies heavily on insecticides. The success of insecticide use is becoming increasingly challenged with the development of resistance in insects as well as the regulatory withdrawal of a number...

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A good start to spring platypus surveys marred by litter entanglement

18 Sep 2013 | Filed under wildlife ecology

Spring platypus monitoring surveys undertaken as part of the Melbourne Water Urban Platypus Program began two weeks ago. This marks the start of the sixth year that cesar and Melbourne Water have collaborated on platypus conservation.

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Platypus numbers highest in years for greater Melbourne region

02 Aug 2013 | Filed under wildlife ecology

The autumn 2013 platypus surveys marked the end of the fifth consecutive year of platypus monitoring conducted by cesar. Since 2007, cesar have collaborated with Melbourne Water to undertake the Melbourne Water Urban Platypus Program, which monitors platypus populations in the greater Melbourne region.

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cesar shows insecticide resistance in green peach aphids escalating

04 Jul 2013 | Filed under sustainable agriculture

Recent research led by cesar has found the extent of insecticide resistance in green peach aphids has escalated across Australia. This research has demonstrated widespread resistance to synthetic pyrethroids and organophosphates exists in Victoria, South Australia, New South Wales and Queensland.

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Spotted a platypus lately? Let us know at platypusSPOT.org

15 May 2013 | Filed under wildlife ecology, company announcements

We’re calling on everyone to keep an eye out for the elusive platypus and get involved in the new community driven www.platypusSPOT.org