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Citizen scientists key to understanding platypus distribution

28 Jun 2017 | Filed under genetic insights

The platypus is one of Australia’s (and the world’s) most unique and intriguing animals. However, this iconic species is facing an uncertain future due to increasing degradation of its aquatic habitats from agriculture, urbanisation, water extraction, and climate change.

Masters or PhD opportunity at the University of Melbourne

12 May 2017 | Filed under sustainable agriculture

Help control the vegetable leafminer, a major quarantine threat for our food production systems

New company, EnviroDNA, spins out of cesar

02 May 2017 | Filed under genetic insights, company announcements

cesar is proud to announce the establishment of new sister company, EnviroDNA. The company provides Australia’s first dedicated environmental DNA (eDNA) service to clients.

Redlegged earth mite insecticide resistance discovery

11 Apr 2017 | Filed under sustainable agriculture

Scientists have for the first time discovered insecticide resistance in redlegged earth mite (RLEM) in the Grains Research and Development Corporation (GRDC) southern cropping region.

Not all insecticide resistance is created equal in green peach aphid

17 Mar 2017 | Filed under sustainable agriculture

While neonicotinoid resistance has been detected in green peach aphid in Australia, you won’t experience complete control failures…yet.