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Popular canola seed treatments equal in efficacy against aphids

10 Dec 2015 | Filed under sustainable agriculture

A recent study conducted by cesar and Advanta Seeds has found three popular neonicotinoid insecticide-based canola seed treatments offer the same protection from green peach aphids (GPA), and that the coatings offer superior protection compared to no treatment.

Collaborative program gives an early warning for native budworm in crops

29 Sep 2015 | Filed under sustainable agriculture

Every spring, native budworm moths (Helicoverpa punctigera) arrive in pulse and canola crops within south-eastern Australia. These moths are thought to have migrated considerable distances, sometimes hundreds or thousands of kilometres and mostly from the north-west.

Drive to share pest knowledge yields a new relationship

11 Sep 2015 | Filed under sustainable agriculture

ADAMA Australia has announced a partnership with cesar in line with Adama’s strategy to deliver innovative digital solutions and create simplicity in agriculture.

Free redlegged earth mite resistance testing service

21 Aug 2015 | Filed under sustainable agriculture

cesar is now testing redlegged earth mites (RLEM) for insecticide resistance across southern Australia. Throughout 2015, this service will be free for Australian grain growers, thanks to funding from GRDC, and the collaboration and support of The University of Melbourne, the Department of Agriculture and Food, Western Australia (DAFWA), CSIRO...

Revised resistance management strategy - Green Peach Aphid in Australian grains

05 Aug 2015 | Filed under sustainable agriculture

A revised resistance management strategy for the green peach aphid (GPA) has been released by the grains National Insecticide Resistance Management (NIRM) working group, which is chaired by cesar’s director, Dr Paul Umina. This document has been endorsed by Crop Life Australia and is downloadable at: