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cesar and SARDI entomologists keep industry up to date on Russian wheat aphid

15 Aug 2016 | Filed under sustainable agriculture

The story of Russian wheat aphid (RWA) in Australia is rapidly evolving with reports of the pest arising in new locations on a weekly basis. cesar is on the forefront of delivering RWA updates in south-eastern Australia. Recently, Drs.

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Know your aphid; learn to spot Russian wheat aphid with the latest Back Pocket Guide

12 Jul 2016 | Filed under sustainable agriculture

The recent incursion of Russian wheat aphid (Diuraphis noxia) has served as a timely reminder of the importance of correct aphid identification.

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Resistance Management Strategy for the green peach aphid in Bundaberg field vegetable crops

21 Jun 2016 | Filed under sustainable agriculture

The green peach aphid (GPA) is a serious crop damage threat to farmers in Australia. The aphids cause damage by feeding and transmitting viruses. As part of project VG12109 – Management of insecticide resistance in the green peach aphid (funded by Horticulture Innovation Australia Limited and the Australian Government), cesar...

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Benchmarking Insecticide Resistance in Australia

19 Apr 2016 | Filed under sustainable agriculture

The prevalence of insecticide resistance in Australia, particularly in pests affecting grain crops, is increasing at an alarming rate. This is the conclusion reached in a Status Report on Insecticide Resistance in Australia, which has just been released by the Grains Pest Advisory Committee (GPAC).

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Insecticide resistance in Green Peach Aphids: Red or Green? You’re asking the wrong question

22 Mar 2016 | Filed under sustainable agriculture

Green peach aphid (GPA - Myzus persicae) is a widespread pest species attacking many broadacre and horticultural crops. Despite the name, GPA are not always green in colour, ranging from shades of light and dark green, yellow, pink, red and even black.