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Armyworm in grass pastures

12 Dec 2017 | Filed under sustainable agriculture

Unusually high levels of armyworm activity and damage has been reported in dairy pastures in the South West and Gippsland regions of Victoria, and in Tasmania. Damage has been reported in perennial and annual grass pastures, with some paddocks incurring significant and rapid loss of vegetation.

Threatened Species Day: a time to reflect on our unique Australian wildlife

07 Sep 2017 | Filed under genetic insights

Today is National Threatened Species Day, a time to celebrate our wonderful and unique Australian wildlife that, for many reasons, are not doing so well. Australia doesn’t have a great record when it comes to our wildlife; in the last 200 years three quarters of all mammal extinctions have occurred...

Plastic Free July update

01 Aug 2017 | Filed under company announcements

As July came to a close and we crossed the finish line on our plastic free challenge, one thing was clearer than ever to all of us - we are living in a plastic world!

We are taking the Plastic Free July challenge

14 Jul 2017 | Filed under company announcements

It’s Plastic Free July and after 2 weeks of attempting to operate a plastic-free office, what have we learnt? 

Preparing for the vegetable leafminer, an emerging biosecurity threat to Australian agriculture

04 Jul 2017 | Filed under sustainable agriculture

cesar is at the forefront of a project addressing a new and significant biosecurity threat to Australia’s vegetable, nursery and melon industries: the vegetable leafminer (VLM, Liriomyza sativae).