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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.  

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

Redlegged earth mite insecticide resistance discovery

11 Apr 2017 | Filed under sustainable agriculture

Scientists have for the first time discovered insecticide resistance in redlegged earth mite (RLEM) in the Grains Research and Development Corporation (GRDC) southern cropping region.

Not all insecticide resistance is created equal in green peach aphid

17 Mar 2017 | Filed under sustainable agriculture

While neonicotinoid resistance has been detected in green peach aphid in Australia, you won’t experience complete control failures…yet.