Frogs Are Beautiful Too!

This article will change the way you look at frogs forever! Who knew that frogs could be striking and colourful?

 Frogs Are Beautiful Too!


Resistance to Key Herbicide

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Paraquat Resistance Discovered in Major Weed

ScienceDaily  — Scientists at the University of Adelaide have discovered new cases of herbicide resistance in annual ryegrass, one of the world's most serious and costly weeds.

Glyphosate & crop nutrient interactions

"Glyphosate is a strong, broad spectrum nutrient chelate that inhibits plant enzymes responsible for disease resistance so that plants succumb to pathogenic attack. Widespread glyphosate-induced nutrient deficiency is reducing crop production efficiency and increasing plant disease."

 Glyphosate & crop nutrient interactions have been a topic of conversation in recent times. This article by Dr. Don Huber in the US summarises his view on the subject:

Busy beetles

Busy beetles




We have resident Echidnas at our place. They are very shy and every time I have come across one I have been without my camera!

But here are some interesting points about this enigmatic, solitary mammal.

Bearded dragon

Bearded dragon


Pale Knob-tailed Gecko

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Department of Environment and Natural Resources 


News: Huge new conservation reserve for South Australia

Witchelina is a vast conservation area in the arid heartland of South Australia. At more than 4,200 square kilometres, it is the largest property ever purchased for the National Reserve System through Caring for our Country.

Bacteria boosting Acacias


Bacteria boosted wattles help 're-green' Australia

Re-planting areas cleared of native vegetation is difficult and time consuming but critical to addressing dryland salinity and biodiversity loss on farm land. 
Scientists in the Centre for Plant Biodiversity Research (CPBR) have found a way to improve establishment rates and performance of newly planted wattles by using a soil bacterium called Bradyrhizobium.


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