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A free guide for identifying and managing mite pests

02 Jul 2012 | Filed under sustainable agriculture

Mites are one of the most important pest groups attacking grain crops in Australia. However, the most important mite species are relatively similar in appearance and can co-exist in the same area. This creates difficulty in identification, which leads to ineffective control strategies.

PestIQ demonstration at BCG Cropping Expo July 2012

01 Jun 2012 | Filed under sustainable agriculture

The recently released online pestIQ is starting to find its way into the "tool kit" of farmers and agronomists who want to make the best possible insect pest management decisions. If you haven't already trialed it now is your opportunity to see it in action, ask questions, have a go, and see...

Native water rat capture assists Healesville Sanctuary

26 May 2012 | Filed under wildlife ecology

The Wildlife Ecology team from cesar recently assisted Healesville Sanctuary in the capture of a wild Rakali (Hydromys chrysogaster) to add to their captive colony. Additional individuals were required to maintain genetic diversity within the captive population of Rakali (native water rat), which are on display at the Sanctuary.

PestFacts south-eastern is underway for 2012

25 May 2012 | Filed under sustainable agriculture

The popular PestFacts south-eastern service is underway for another winter growing season. This free service is an opportunity for farmers and farm advisers to not only keep informed about emerging invertbrate pest issues and solutions, but to also report and share important pest issues that they come across.

Cassie Scoble joins cesar

07 May 2012 | Filed under sustainable agriculture, company announcements

We would like to welcome and introduce Cassie Scoble who has recently joined the Sustainable Agriculture team at cesar!