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Monthly Archive for March, 2011

In recent surveys of Soy crops on the Liverpool Plains we have been coming across large numbers of Green Vegetable Bugs (GVB – Nezara viridula) that have been parasitised by the introduced Tachinid fly, Trichopoda Giacomelli (see image above). Additionally, there have been reports from consultants of rates as high as 75-80% in the region. [...]

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The invasive Asian honey bee, Apis cerana, (in picture at right) was first identified as entering Australia in 2007. Since that time efforts have been made by the Federal Government to eradicate the bee. These efforts have unfortunately been unsuccessful and the eradication program will cease after the end of next month with the view [...]

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