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A surveillance toolkit in development for detecting vegetable leafminer

18 Mar 2019 | Filed under sustainable agriculture

We are two years into a Hort Innovation funded research project to prepare Australia for effective management of the vegetable leafminer (VLM, Liriomyza sativae), and our work has begun to culminate in a ‘surveillance toolkit’ — user-friendly resources that will help Australia prepare for potential incursions.

GVBioBlitz2019

08 Mar 2019 | Filed under sustainable agriculture

New or exotic plant pests can have a devastating impact on rural communities. Production impacts, disruption of integrated pest management plans, out-of-spec harvests, loss of market access, and pest containment measures are possible consequences of an exotic pest establishing in a production region.

cesar’s Dr Jessica Lye receives prestigious CSIRO Health and Biosecurity Award

05 Mar 2019 | Filed under sustainable agriculture, company announcements

A big congratulations to Dr Jessica Lye, cesar’s extension and communications lead, who recently received a Science and Innovation Award for Young People in Agriculture, Fisheries and Forestry. Jess took out the CSIRO Health and Biosecurity category for her quest to teach Melbourne gardeners how to look for invasive exotic pests and...

Pasture advisers master their insect ID skills

16 Jan 2019 | Filed under sustainable agriculture

What is an abdominal proleg? How do beetle and moth lifecycles differ? How can you distinguish a redlegged earth mite from a blue oat mite?

Managing Russian wheat aphid risk – pre-season considerations

09 Jan 2019 | Filed under sustainable agriculture

The GRDC investment, ‘Russian wheat aphid risk assessment and regional thresholds’ has been launched to investigate regional risk and management tactics for RWA.