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.
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.
05 Sep 2012 | Filed under sustainable agriculture
The latest issue of PestFacts south-eastern for 2012 is now available for viewing. PestFacts south-eastern is distributed by cesar as an electronic newsletter. This free service is designed to keep growers and advisers informed about invertebrate pest-related issues as they emerge during the winter growing season.
16 Jul 2012 | Filed under sustainable agriculture
cesar was an exhibitor at the recent BCG Grains Expo at Birchip, Vic. With many farmers and agricultural industry people present, the day provided an ideal opportunity to demonstrate what the pestIQ website and relating services are all about and how they can lead to better pest management decisions.
02 Jul 2012 | Filed under sustainable agriculture
Mites are one of the most important pest groups attacking grain crops in Australia. However, the most important mite species are relatively similar in appearance and can co-exist in the same area. This creates difficulty in identification, which leads to ineffective control strategies.