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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.

PestIQ demonstration at BCG Cropping Expo July 2012

01 Jun 2012 | Filed under sustainable agriculture

The recently released online pestIQ is starting to find its way into the "tool kit" of farmers and agronomists who want to make the best possible insect pest management decisions. If you haven't already trialed it now is your opportunity to see it in action, ask questions, have a go, and see...

Native water rat capture assists Healesville Sanctuary

26 May 2012 | Filed under wildlife ecology

The Wildlife Ecology team from cesar recently assisted Healesville Sanctuary in the capture of a wild Rakali (Hydromys chrysogaster) to add to their captive colony. Additional individuals were required to maintain genetic diversity within the captive population of Rakali (native water rat), which are on display at the Sanctuary.