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Currently, our main defence against crop pests is synthetic pesticides- but using them comes at a cost. By contrast, biological controls use pests' natural enemies, predators and parasitoids, to defeat them without collateral damage to beneficial insects or the environment.
Over the first week of March 2017, NSW DPI released the deadly Korean (K5) strain of rabbit calicivirus across rabbit-plagued regions of the state as part of a nationwide rollout. Initial reports indicate that the release has been a resounding success.
Including wild flowering species alongside food crops boosts yield and cuts costly chemical use in rice fields across Asia, finds a long-term study by Australian and New Zealand researchers.
According to the federal Department of Environment, an invasive species is “a species occurring, as a result of human activities, beyond its accepted normal...