Pests, 13 Jan 2021
Allowing the importation of a biological control will form as part of research into fall armyworm control options.
Pests, 16 Dec 2020
A new predictive tool for Russian wheat aphid (RWA) management aims to help Australian growers avoid yield losses and unnecessary expenditure on control costs. The tiny exotic pest has expanded its range across the country since it was detected in Tarlee, South Australia in 2016. RWA has been detected in five states in four years, including SA, Victoria, Tasmania, New South Wales and Western Australia.
Pests, 13 Dec 2020
Food resources left in paddocks post-harvest could sustain mouse breeding and lead to higher numbers through into crop planting.
Pests, 04 Dec 2020
Fall armyworm currently shows no evidence of resistance to important insecticides.
Pests, 27 Nov 2020
Getting as much grain stored as possible will help reduce potential mouse populations and baiting activities prior to sowing in 2021.
Pests, 11 Nov 2020
Compiling information from international knowledge and expertise, the Fall armyworm Continuity Plan has been developed for the Australian grains industry.
Pests, 03 Nov 2020
A profound mindset change and appreciation for the role of beneficial insects in an integrated pest management plan has led Western Districts grower Lachlan McDougall to reduce his reliance on pesticides.
Pests, 01 Nov 2020
The potential of endophytic fungi to enhance invertebrate pest tolerance in wheat is being adapted from a successful effort in pasture grasses. The biochemicals produced by strains of the fungus are effective against a number of wheat pests and have been shown to have low animal toxicity.
Pests, 31 Oct 2020
Keen powers of observation and ecological understanding of University of Melbourne researchers have led to the discovery of a novel biocontrol of pest slugs and snails. Naturally occurring ciliate protozoa that prey upon slugs and snails could be enlisted to control the pests.
Pests, 30 Oct 2020
Synthetic amorphous silica is being developed for commercial use as a low-toxicity grain protectant. It has potential for application along the grain value chain from on-farm grain storage to bulk storage, handling and food processing facilities.