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Endangered Tiger Quoll presence confirmed in The Otways, Victoria

21 Aug 2012 | Filed under genetic insights

The Genetic Insights team at cesar has confirmed that scat (that’s poo to most of us) found in the Bellarine Peninsular and Great Otway National Park is that of the rare Spotted-tailed Quoll (Dasyurus maculatus), also known as a Tiger Quoll.

What is genetic translocation? How did it work for the mountain pygmy possum?

30 Jul 2012 | Filed under genetic insights

A video targeted at children does a great job at outlining the concept of genetic translocation and how it worked for the mountain pygmy possum. The video was compiled by ABC's "behind the news", 1 May 2012 - press play below.

Impact of severe flooding on platypuses in McKenzie River

18 Jul 2012 | Filed under wildlife ecology

Like many areas in southeastern Australia, the Wimmera region was severely affected by the prolonged drought conditions. The length and severity of the drought significantly impacted aquatic ecosystems and consequently the distribution and abundance of platypuses.

Latest technology showcased at BCG Expo

16 Jul 2012 | Filed under sustainable agriculture

cesar was an exhibitor at the recent BCG Grains Expo at Birchip, Vic.  With many farmers and agricultural industry people present, the day provided an ideal opportunity to demonstrate what the pestIQ website and relating services are all about and how they can lead to better pest management decisions.

A free guide for identifying and managing mite pests

02 Jul 2012 | Filed under sustainable agriculture

Mites are one of the most important pest groups attacking grain crops in Australia. However, the most important mite species are relatively similar in appearance and can co-exist in the same area. This creates difficulty in identification, which leads to ineffective control strategies.