Foreign dung beetles to improve local soil

11 May 2022
Liv Casben | AAP

A shipment of foreign dung beetles has arrived in Australia with the purpose of improving pasture productivity in the southeast.

After being captured in Morocco last month, the 1500 beetles are now tasked with breeding new generations that will improve local soils by breaking down their favourite meal.

Thousands of their eggs will be harvested and sent to a mass rearing site at Charles Sturt University's campus in Wagga Wagga, NSW.

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