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cesar undertake new wild translocation of the endangered mountain pygmy possum

03 Oct 2011 | Filed under wildlife ecology, genetic insights

The Australian mountain pygmy possum population on Mt Buller has suffered one of the most drastic declines in numbers and genetic diversity ever documented for a mammal. Over the last two years, cesar have been leading a research team aiming to genetically rescue this highly unique population.

Ant super-colonies threaten the Christmas Island red crab

02 Sep 2011 | Filed under genetic insights

Yellow crazy ants – an invasive species from Africa - are wiping out millions of Christmas Island red crabs. As a result, numbers of this very important species appear to be declining. To aid in their management and long-term survival cesar is currently undertaking a population genetic study to:

FREE Wallup Ag Group Canola Expo 1st September 2011

25 Aug 2011 | Filed under sustainable agriculture

Find out the latest developments in the canola industry at the Wallup Ag Group Canola Expo. Hear from a number of industry experts on a range of topics including canola agronomy, canola varieties, pest and disease management, harvesting and grain marketing.

Nematodes to take the pace off snails

24 Aug 2011 | Filed under sustainable agriculture

Researchers from Charles Sturt University hope to have a commercial “spray on nematode” mix available within the next two years to control snails in Australian crops. Four years of work have gone into this project so far, which will use native nematodes to kill four introduced snail species.

cesar works with North Central News to broadcast the latest pest news

18 Aug 2011 | Filed under sustainable agriculture

Dr Paul Umina, director of cesar, has been enlisted by the North Central Newspaper to keep local growers informed of insect pest issues and solutions as they emerge in the Wimmera region of Victoria.