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PestFacts resumes for 2013 with new map feature

13 May 2013 | Filed under sustainable agriculture

The PestFacts south-eastern service is underway for another winter growing season. This free service is an opportunity for farmers and farm advisers to keep up-to-date about emerging invertebrate pest issues. It is supported by the Grains Research and Development Corporation.  

A night chasing platypus - ABC Radio National

03 May 2013 | Filed under wildlife ecology

Walk in the footsteps of cesar's wildlife ecologist Josh Griffiths in search of the elusive platypus. 

GroundCover TV special report - insectide resistance in redlegged earth mites

05 Feb 2013 | Filed under sustainable agriculture

cesar's Dr Paul Umina was recently interviewed by GRDC's GroundCover TV about the emerging issue of insecticide resistance in the redlegged earth mite (RLEM).

Encouraging results for Melbourne's platypuses

22 Jan 2013 | Filed under wildlife ecology

The Melbourne Water Urban Platypus Program aims to understand the status of platypus populations throughout the greater Melbourne region and identify any threatening processes. cesar conducts bi-annual surveys at a number of permanent locations to monitor platypus population.

Platypuses popping up in unexpected places

04 Dec 2012 | Filed under wildlife ecology

After two years of good rain, the elusive platypus has popped up in a number of unexpected waterways around Melbourne. Channel 7 news reported more on this in November 2012 with an interview with cesar's senior ecologist, Josh Griffiths.