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  • Project aims to reduce devastation caused by Rutherglen bug
    Pests, 06 Nov 2021
    Project aims to reduce devastation caused by Rutherglen bug

    With a taste for the exotic, the native pest insect Rutherglen bug can cause havoc in summer crops. A new project aims to reduce its impact by understanding what drives its persistence and predicting outbreaks

  • Doubling down on bait to reduce mouse numbers
    Pests, 01 Nov 2021
    Doubling down on bait to reduce mouse numbers

    A step-by-step research approach to mouse management has led to better baiting results, but the fundamentals, such as reducing harvest losses and alternative foods, are still needed

  • Mallee on high alert for mouse outbreak this season
    Pests, 11 Aug 2021
    Mallee on high alert for mouse outbreak this season

    Grain growers in Victoria’s Mallee region are being urged to check for signs of mouse activity and crop damage and apply bait where necessary to help drive down numbers before spring.

  • Growers urged to keep monitoring mouse numbers
    Pests, 09 Aug 2021
    Growers urged to keep monitoring mouse numbers

    NSW and Queensland grain growers are being urged to check for signs of mouse activity and crop damage to determine the need for on-going baiting applications this winter.

  • WA growers urged to check crops for mouse damage
    Pests, 30 Jul 2021
    WA growers urged to check crops for mouse damage

    WA growers are being urged to walk paddocks to check for mouse activity and crop damage to determine whether they need to start baiting programs this season.

  • Exotic pest a ‘miner’ issue for the grains industry?
    Pests, 25 Jul 2021
    Exotic pest a ‘miner’ issue for the grains industry?

    Serpentine leafminers are a serious threat to crops that rely on the visual appearance of their foliage for market acceptance and can significantly impact yields for crops like potatoes, but are they a threat to grain crops?

  • Monitoring needed to improve wheat aphid knowledge
    Pests, 24 Jul 2021
    Monitoring needed to improve wheat aphid knowledge

    Researchers are racing to build their knowledge of Russian wheat aphid in southern Australia’s winter cropping cycle. GRDC investment has allowed a team from Cesar Australia and the South Australian Research and Development Institute to assess the behaviour and damage potential of RWA in southern Australia.

  • Aphid’s early arrival linked to virus severity
    Pests, 15 Jul 2021
    Aphid’s early arrival linked to virus severity

    Faba beans faced a severe viral epidemic last year with the early arrival of aphids, pressing researchers to further explore control options

  • Best practice key to Helicoverpa insecticide resistance
    Pests, 25 Jun 2021
    Best practice key to Helicoverpa insecticide resistance

    An increase in resistance to one key insecticide used to control Helicoverpa has been recorded in central western New South Wales.

  • Managing insecticide resistance in diamondback moth
    Pests, 11 Jun 2021
    Managing insecticide resistance in diamondback moth

    Diamondback moth in WA canola shows reduced sensitivity to a range of insecticide groups, including yet to be registered group 28 products.

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