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cesar shows insecticide resistance in green peach aphids escalating

04 Jul 2013 | Filed under sustainable agriculture

Recent research led by cesar has found the extent of insecticide resistance in green peach aphids has escalated across Australia. This research has demonstrated widespread resistance to synthetic pyrethroids and organophosphates exists in Victoria, South Australia, New South Wales and Queensland.

PestFacts resumes for 2013 with new map feature

13 May 2013 | Filed under sustainable agriculture

The PestFacts south-eastern service is underway for another winter growing season. This free service is an opportunity for farmers and farm advisers to keep up-to-date about emerging invertebrate pest issues. It is supported by the Grains Research and Development Corporation.  

GroundCover TV special report - insectide resistance in redlegged earth mites

05 Feb 2013 | Filed under sustainable agriculture

cesar's Dr Paul Umina was recently interviewed by GRDC's GroundCover TV about the emerging issue of insecticide resistance in the redlegged earth mite (RLEM).

cesar Director awarded Victorian Young Tall Poppy Science Award

16 Nov 2012 | Filed under sustainable agriculture, company announcements

cesar Director, Dr Paul Umina, has been named as one of two recipients of the Victorian Young Tall Poppy of the Year 2012. The prestigious annual Young Tall Poppy Science Awards recognise the achievements of Australia’s outstanding young scientific researchers and communicators.

Collaborating to address insecticide resistance in mites

11 Sep 2012 | Filed under sustainable agriculture

Earth mite control failures have the potential to cost the Australian grains industry >$500 million per annum. From a grower's perspetive resistance can mean the cost of wasted chemicals and crop losses. At present, insecticide resistance in the redlegged earth mite (RLEM - Halotydeus destructor) is particularly concerning.