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Riders of the storm of resistance: The 2018 Crop Protection forum program is now live

26 Oct 2018 | Filed under sustainable agriculture

This year the upcoming 2018 Crop Protection Forum is being run by the Centre for Crop and Disease Management (CCDM) in partnership with the Australian Herbicide Resistance Initiative (AHRI) and cesar.

Improving our preparedness for spotted wing drosophila

22 Oct 2018 | Filed under sustainable agriculture

cesar is partnering with Plant Health Australia and Plant & Food Research New Zealand to increase how prepared horticultural industries are to detect, respond to and manage a damaging invasive fly – the spotted wing drosophila.

Pretty fly for a suzukii – or not…

19 Oct 2018 | Filed under sustainable agriculture

Spotted Wing Drosophila (Drosophila suzukii), a native to Eastern Asia, is rapidly becoming a global concern, having recently spread to North America, South America and Europe. With a short generation time, the ability to reproduce on a wide variety of soft-skinned fruits, and cryptic appearance, this fly is of high...

Far North Queensland wasp collections have exciting implications for management of the new vegetable leafminer pest in Australia

30 Jun 2018 | Filed under sustainable agriculture

A new and significant agricultural threat, vegetable leafminer (VLM, Liriomyza sativae), reached the Australian mainland in 2015 and has established in Seisia (one of the northernmost communities of the Cape York Peninsula).

Resistance management field trials underway for RLEM

31 Mar 2018 | Filed under sustainable agriculture

With resistance issues on the rise in the redlegged earth mite (RLEM), cesar is collaborating with the University of Melbourne, CSIRO and WA DPIRD to find better management options for controlling populations that have acquired resistance to conventional chemistries in Australia.