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Educational resources and publications

cesar contributes extensively to a range of industry educational resources, journals, articles and publications. Our goal is to share our knowledge and scientific expertise to encourage wider adoption of more sustainable and effective approaches to crop and pest management. We have contributed to numerous educational resources, including:

  • Agricultural Notes for the Victorian Department of Primary Industries
  • GRDC FactSheets
  • Back Pocket Guides
  • 'GRDC Ute Guide – Crop Insects Southern Grain Belt Edition'
  • 'I SPY: Insects of Southern Australian broadacre farming systems, identification manual and training resource'

Our staff have produced over 70 technical publications for a variety of industry journals, compendiums and magazines, including:

  • Farming Ahead
  • Rural Business
  • VegeNotes
  • Australian Farm Journal
  • Extension Farming Systems Journal
  • Outlooks on Pest Management
Contact us if you'd like cesar to contribute to your educational resources

Recent industry publications:

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2015, 2014, 2013, 2012, 2011,
2010, 2009, 2008, 2007, 2006


 2015

Clouston A and Umina P. Crop aphids: the back pocket guide. Grains Research and Development Corporation.

Davidson J, Henry K, Kimber B, van Leur J, McCaffery D, Henry K, Trebicki P, Taylor S and Umina P. Reducing aphid and virus risk. GRDC Tips and Tactics.

Umina P. Australian grain growers facing new pest challenges. Australian Grain 24: 52.

Umina P. Canola season 2014 – The perfect storm or a taste of things to come? Canola Chronicles 1: 2-3.

Umina P. Growers face new pest challenges. Rural Business 3: 32.

Umina P and de Little S. Managing insecticide resistance in the green peach aphid. Melon News 1: 9.

 2014

Umina P. Management of insecticide resistance in the green peach aphid. VegeNotes 43: 3-4.

Umina P, Edwards O, et al. Resistance Management Strategy for the green peach aphid in Australian grains. GRDC National Insecticide Resistance Management working group.

Umina P, Edwards O, Mangano P and Miles M. Resistance management for green peach aphid Fact Sheet. Grains Research and Development Corporation.


 2013

Baker G, Mangano P, Micic S and Umina P. Diamondback moth is a sporadic but serious canola challenge Fact Sheet. Grains Research and Development Corporation.

Umina P and Cribb M. Crop weevils: the back pocket guide. Grains Research and Development Corporation.

Umina P, Perry K and Micic S. Millipedes and slaters in no-till systems Fact Sheet. Grains Research and Development Corporation.

Umina P, Perry K, Micic S and Horne P. Earwigs in the medium and high rainfall zones Fact Sheet. Grains Research and Development Corporation.

 2012

Caron V, Umina P and Jobling P. Starting the season the IPM way. Research for the Riverine Plains. Pp. 7.

Umina PA. Outsmarting those pesky pests. Farming Ahead 243: 24-26.

Umina PA. Earth mite resistance marches on. Farming Ahead 244: 34-37.

Umina P and Cribb M. Crop mites: the back pocket guide. Grains Research and Development Corporation.

Umina P, Baker G, Perry K. Edwards O and Mici S. Insecticide resistance management and invertebrate pest identification Fact Sheet. Grains Research and Development Corporation.


 2011

Arthur A and Umina P. Clover mite. Victorian Department of Primary Industries Agricultural Note (AG1433).

Umina PA. Crop insects: what to expect this spring. Mallee Farmer 1: 14-15.

Umina PA and Arthur A. Enhancing invertebrate biodiversity as part of an integrated pest management program. Australian Organic Producer - winter edition. Pp. 26-27.

Umina PA, Edwards O and Micic S. Mapping resistance to limit its spread. Farming Ahead 236: 66-67.

Umina PA, Micic S and Fagan L. Control of insect and mite pests in grains - insecticide resistance and integrated pest management (IPM). Research for the Riverine Plains. Pp. 69-71.


 2010

Arthur A and Umina P. Balaustium mite. Victorian Department of Primary Industries Agricultural Note (AG1413).

Bellati J, Henry K, Umina P, Charleston K, Mangano P, Brier H, Severtson D and McLennan A. From boring bug lectures to interactive invertebrate learning - using audience participation software to ‘actively’ transform grains industry training. Extension Farming Systems Journal 5: 175-180.

Bellati J, Mangano P, Umina P and Henry K. I SPY: Insects of Southern Australian Broadacre Farming Systems Identification Manual and Information Resource. Department of Primary Industries and Resources South Australia. ISBN: 978-0-646-53795-5.

Mangano P, Bellati J, Henry K, Umina P and Severtson D. PestFax and PestFacts - newsletters successfully facilitating interactive communication on invertebrate pest and disease control in broadscale crops and pastures in southern Australia. Extension Farming Systems Journal 5: 169-174.

Perry K, Mangano P, Umina P, Freeman A, Jones R, Hawthorn W and Davidson J. Aphids and viruses in pulse crops Fact Sheet. Grains Research and Development Corporation.

Umina P and Cribb M. Beneficial insects: the back pocket guide. Grains Research and Development Corporation.

Umina PA and McColl S. Controlling pests the beneficial way. Research for the Riverine Plains. Pp. 2-3

Umina PA and McColl S. Spring insects - what to look out for and factors to consider. Victorian No-Till Farmers Association 28: 5-6.

Umina PA and Strano S. Monitor your insect pests before deciding on control. Victorian No-Till Farmers Association 27: 8-9.

Umina PA. Beneficial insects - worth considering? Research for the Riverine Plains. Pp. 11.

Walden K, Mangano P, Baker G and Umina P. Diamondback moth in canola Fact Sheet. Grains Research and Development Corporation.


 2009

McColl S. Changing of the insect guard. GRDC adviser newsletter. Grains Research and Development Corporation.

Micic S, Umina P, Weeks A and Brier H. Integrated Pest Management Fact Sheet. Grains Research and Development Corporation.

Umina PA, Bellati J and Henry K. Insect management – strategic control and what’s next. Research for the Riverine Plains. Pp. 73-78.

Umina PA, Bellati J and Henry K. Strategic control of insect pests. Australian Grain 19: 1-4.

 2008

Bellati J, Umina PA, Wurst M and Henry K. Crop Insects: the Ute Guide (Southern Grain Belt Edition). Rural Solutions, Adelaide.

Roberts J and Umina P. Time to get smart with control strategies. Australian Farm Journal 17: 45-47.

Roberts J and Umina PA. Lucerne flea. Victorian Department of Primary Industries Agricultural Note (AG0415).

Umina PA. Crop insects and mites: resistance issues and integrated management. Research for the Riverine Plains. Pp. 63-64.


 2007

Tsitsilas A and Umina PA. A potential new pest of cereals: the ‘flood bug’. Australian Grain 17: 9-11.

Umina PA and Schiffer M. Pest mite raises curly questions. Australian Farm Journal 16: 42-43.

Umina PA. Blue oat mite. Victorian Department of Primary Industries Agricultural Note (AG1300).

Umina PA. Resistance threatens to derail redlegged earth mite control. Farming Ahead 184: 47-49.

Umina PA. Beneficials: how to get nature on side. Grains Business 21: 14-16.


 2006

Umina PA, Nash M and Arthur A. Know your pest for better control. Farming Ahead 176: 123-125.

Umina PA. The redlegged earth mite. Victorian Department of Primary Industries Agricultural Note (AG0414).

Umina PA and Jennings G. Chemical tolerance complicates pest control. Grains Business 17: 14-17.

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