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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.

Resistance-breaking currant-lettuce aphid biotype discovered in Australia

15 Feb 2018 | Filed under sustainable agriculture

A new biotype of the currant-lettuce aphid (Nasonovia ribisnigri), capable of colonising Nr:0-resistant lettuce varieties, has been discovered in Victoria.  

Armyworm in grass pastures

12 Dec 2017 | Filed under sustainable agriculture

Unusually high levels of armyworm activity and damage has been reported in dairy pastures in the South West and Gippsland regions of Victoria, and in Tasmania. Damage has been reported in perennial and annual grass pastures, with some paddocks incurring significant and rapid loss of vegetation.

Preparing for the vegetable leafminer, an emerging biosecurity threat to Australian agriculture

04 Jul 2017 | Filed under sustainable agriculture

cesar is at the forefront of a project addressing a new and significant biosecurity threat to Australia’s vegetable, nursery and melon industries: the vegetable leafminer (VLM, Liriomyza sativae).

Masters or PhD opportunity at the University of Melbourne

12 May 2017 | Filed under sustainable agriculture

Help control the vegetable leafminer, a major quarantine threat for our food production systems