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...
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.
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.
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.
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