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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.

Latest issue of PestFacts south-eastern

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.

Latest technology showcased at BCG Expo

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.

A free guide for identifying and managing mite pests

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.

PestIQ demonstration at BCG Cropping Expo July 2012

01 Jun 2012 | Filed under sustainable agriculture

The recently released online pestIQ is starting to find its way into the "tool kit" of farmers and agronomists who want to make the best possible insect pest management decisions. If you haven't already trialed it now is your opportunity to see it in action, ask questions, have a go, and see...