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FREE Wallup Ag Group Canola Expo 1st September 2011

25 Aug 2011 | Filed under sustainable agriculture

Find out the latest developments in the canola industry at the Wallup Ag Group Canola Expo. Hear from a number of industry experts on a range of topics including canola agronomy, canola varieties, pest and disease management, harvesting and grain marketing.

Nematodes to take the pace off snails

24 Aug 2011 | Filed under sustainable agriculture

Researchers from Charles Sturt University hope to have a commercial “spray on nematode” mix available within the next two years to control snails in Australian crops. Four years of work have gone into this project so far, which will use native nematodes to kill four introduced snail species.

cesar works with North Central News to broadcast the latest pest news

18 Aug 2011 | Filed under sustainable agriculture

Dr Paul Umina, director of cesar, has been enlisted by the North Central Newspaper to keep local growers informed of insect pest issues and solutions as they emerge in the Wimmera region of Victoria.

Canola pest workshop at Birchip

05 Aug 2011 | Filed under sustainable agriculture

Sam Strano and Stuart McColl from the Sustainable Agriculture team at cesar will be facilitating a pest management workshop at the upcoming BCG Canola Diagnostic Schools forum. It’s an opportunity for grain growers and advisors to refresh their skills in insect identification, get a close up look with a range...

Australia’s Orange Bellied Parrot is Flying Close to Extinction

01 Aug 2011 | Filed under genetic insights

With an estimated 50 individuals left in the wild, the orange-bellied parrot is considered one of the worlds rarest and most endangered species. In conjunction with Melbourne Water, cesar is supporting conservation efforts by advising on the genetic management of this critically endangered species.