Cochineals eat their way to victory

Cochineals eat their way to victory

BEFORE AFTER NQ Dry Tropics Project Officer Thijs Krugers gives a thumbs-up in recognition of the work done by the cochineal bug in a patch of drooping prickly pear that was threatening beach scrub at King’s Beach. Department of Agriculture and Fisheries Senior...
Cochineals to the rescue

Cochineals to the rescue

Department of Agriculture and Fisheries Senior Entomologist Dr Subra Subramaniam delivers a batch of cochineal to be released in the Bowen prickly pear patch. A piece of prickly pear infested with cochineal being introduced to the patch of prickly pear in the beach...