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Nematodes to take the pace off snails

24 Aug 2011 | Filed under sustainable agriculture

Researchers from Charles Sturt University hope to have a commercial “spray on nematode” mix available within the next two years to control snails in Australian crops. Four years of work have gone into this project so far, which will use native nematodes to kill four introduced snail species.

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cesar works with North Central News to broadcast the latest pest news

18 Aug 2011 | Filed under sustainable agriculture

Dr Paul Umina, director of cesar, has been enlisted by the North Central Newspaper to keep local growers informed of insect pest issues and solutions as they emerge in the Wimmera region of Victoria.

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Canola pest workshop at Birchip

05 Aug 2011 | Filed under sustainable agriculture

Sam Strano and Stuart McColl from the Sustainable Agriculture team at cesar will be facilitating a pest management workshop at the upcoming BCG Canola Diagnostic Schools forum. It’s an opportunity for grain growers and advisors to refresh their skills in insect identification, get a close up look with a range...

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Insecticide resistance challenges

31 Jul 2011 | Filed under sustainable agriculture

Dr Paul Umina, Director at cesar, recently contributed to the 2011 edition of the Research on the Riverine Plains. His article discusses the significant challenges that growers are likely to face in the future due to insecticide resistance in redlegged earth mites and other crop pests. 

Insecticide resistance in green peach aphids across southern Australia

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Widespread infestations of green peach aphids (GPA) (Myzus persicae) during autumn and winter have contributed to an outbreak of beet western yellow virus (BWYV) in southern Australia. Canola crops across the lower and mid north regions of South Australia, western Victoria and some parts of NSW have been severely affected...