22 Mar 2016 | Filed under sustainable agriculture
Green peach aphid (GPA - Myzus persicae) is a widespread pest species attacking many broadacre and horticultural crops. Despite the name, GPA are not always green in colour, ranging from shades of light and dark green, yellow, pink, red and even black.
15 Mar 2016 | Filed under sustainable agriculture
An extensive study on the baseline toxicity of five aphid pests in broadacre agriculture to four major pesticides has been published in Crop & Pasture Science. This work was led by cesar scientists, Dr Paul Umina and Annabel Clouston, in conjunction with Owain Edwards at CSIRO, and was funded through GRDC.
09 Feb 2016 | Filed under sustainable agriculture
In December 2015, cesar conducted a survey for subscribers of PestFacts south-eastern newsletter. The aims of the survey were firstly to gauge how the service is perceived and utilised by subscribers, and secondly to garner ideas on how to improve the service to best meet subscriber needs.
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.
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.