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Aphid trial site needed

Researcher, Stuart McColl (cesar), is planning to conduct a trial in the coming weeks, which will examine the efficacy of several insecticides and other control options for aphids in canola. The trial will also determine the effect of these insecticides on several predatory invertebrate species that exist in crops and help to suppress aphid numbers. 

Stuart is currently searching for a suitable trial site and would like to hear from anybody who may be able to offer some assistance. If you are aware of any canola crops which have a relatively high number of aphids present, and are preferably within ~2 hours drive of Melbourne, he would appreciate hearing from you.

Please contact Stuart directly on (03) 8344 2519 or send an email to mccolls@unimelb.edu.au.

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