Policy report

1 Mar 2017

Bees play a vital role in food production through pollination. This report explores threats to the bee industry.

Audio interview


22 Jul 2016

Australia's agricultural industry estimates the economic impact of wild dogs nationally to be between $50 million and $60 million per year. One sheep producer fears the problem is intensifying, as wild dogs look for new areas to inhabit. A draft plan to tackle the problem...

Journal article

9 Sep 2015

Invasive species eradication programs can fail by applying management strategies that are not robust to potentially large but non-quantified risks. A more robust strategy can succeed over a larger range of possible values for non-quantified risk. This form of robustness analysis is often not undertaken...


19 Aug 2014

The Australian Feral Camel Management Project (AFCMP) was a partnership of 20 organisations, supported by the Australian Government, that was contracted in 2010 to reduce the density of feral camels, with the primary aim of decreasing the threat to the ecological and biodiversity value at...


31 Jul 2014

This report examined the implications of restricting the use of fenthion, which is a chemical used for insect pest control, particularly for fruit fly.


On 12 December 2013, the Senate referred the following matter to the Rural and Regional Affairs and...


23 Jun 2014

For many years now, wild dogs have been a major problem for all grazing industries in Australia. The issue is not just a matter of direct stock and financial losses, although these losses run into many millions of dollars each year; wild dogs are also...


4 May 2014

A discredited story about fox cubs being released in Tasmania triggered a decade-long hunt for the predators. It was described as the greatest wildlife extinction threat since the last ice age but despite millions of public funds spent on an eradication program, an independent review...


15 Nov 2013

In 2009, the Australian Feral Camel Management Project was established with support from the Australian Government to manage the impacts of feral camels on:

• nominated environmental sites, which are generally rangelands water sources and surrounding vegetation (Figure 2)

• pastoral vegetation and...

Technical report

15 Feb 2011

The Victorian Pulse Disease Guide provides information on disease management and the disease resistant ratings for pulse crops.

Technical report

15 Jul 2007

Blue oat mites (BOM) (Penthaleus spp.) are species of earth mites which are major agricultural pests of southern Australia and other parts of the world, attacking various pasture, vegetable and crop plants. BOM were introduced from Europe and first recorded in New South Wales in...

Technical report

15 Jan 2007

The redlegged earth mite (RLEM) - (Halotydeus destructor) is a major pest of pastures, crops and vegetables in regions of Australia with cool wet winters and hot dry summers. The RLEM was accidentally introduced into Australia from the Cape region of South Africa in the...

Technical report

15 Aug 1996

The diamondback moth is the most destructive insect pest of brassica crops throughout the world. Reliance on chemicals as a control measure for the diamondback moth has resulted in the development of resistance to many insecticides. Resistance to synthetic pyrethroid insecticides has been detected in...

Technical report

15 Jun 1995

The native budworm (Helicoverpa punctigera or, as it was known, Heliothis punctigera) is native to Australia and is distributed, particularly during spring, throughout much of the central and southern regions of the country. It is the major pest of all grain legumes, although pea weevil...



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