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Push to list platypus as vulnerable in Victoria

30 Sep 2020 | Filed under genetic insights

Largely living alone concealed in burrows by day or dipping below the surface of freshwater rivers, creeks and lakes at night, the platypus has long been a tricky species to keep an eye on in the wild.

Identifying insecticide resistance risks for the future

11 Sep 2020 | Filed under sustainable agriculture

We all want to know what the future holds, but when it comes to resistance, being able to predict the drivers of future resistance evolution can be critical to improved management practices.

Searching for the Bogong moth

28 Aug 2020 | Filed under genetic insights

If you spend time in the Australian Alps you soon discover they house some pretty unique species of flora and fauna.

Brown marmorated stink bug: developing novel diagnostics and improving industry awareness

14 Aug 2020 | Filed under sustainable agriculture

It’s a pest that can aggregate in the hundreds, or even thousands. It has a ravenous appetite for fruits and vegetables, and it just loves to share your house in the colder months.

Understanding pesticide impacts on natural enemies

31 Jul 2020 | Filed under sustainable agriculture

We all love a ladybird beetle. They are bright, fun and cosmopolitan. They also have ravenous appetites, with soft bodied insects being a particular preference. If you’re an unsuspecting aphid, beware.