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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.

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.

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

PestFacts resumes for 2013 with new map feature

13 May 2013 | Filed under sustainable agriculture

The PestFacts south-eastern service is underway for another winter growing season. This free service is an opportunity for farmers and farm advisers to keep up-to-date about emerging invertebrate pest issues. It is supported by the Grains Research and Development Corporation.  

A night chasing platypus - ABC Radio National

03 May 2013 | Filed under wildlife ecology

Walk in the footsteps of cesar's wildlife ecologist Josh Griffiths in search of the elusive platypus.