Landholders Urged to Look Out for Locusts

The agency is advising landholders to look closely at any grasshoppers that may be appearing around crops. Central West Local Land Services Senior Biosecurity Officer Alicia Whiley said the increased groundcover in the region meant early locust sightings may be harder to spot. “If you see any indication of locusts...
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Keep an Eye Out for Very Hungry Caterpillars

Landholders in the Central West are being urged to watch out for suspicious looking caterpillars after a grub similar to the Fall Armyworm was spotted near Wellington. Central West Local Land Services Cropping Officer Tim Bartimote was recently contacted by a diligent landholder who had spotted the suspect caterpillar on his...
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Vale Dr Neil Fettell

It is with great sadness that CWFS farewells our colleague, mentor and dear friend, Neil Fettell, who died on Saturday, 16 March after a long illness.  Neil was a founding member of CWFS in 1998 and has been a strong advocate for agricultural research in our Central West region for...
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