Pests, 06 May 2022
A study is underway to determine whether harvest weed seed control systems which create chaff residues are promoting increased crop pest activity and associated crop damage in the southern cropping region.
Pests, 04 May 2022
This new tool will help preserve beneficial insects in the Australian grains industry such as parasitoid wasps which help control grain aphids.
Pests, 18 Apr 2022
Various research projects are helping improve mouse plague modelling and management, including the ability to better predict a plague’s end point
Pests, 17 Apr 2022
A risk management approach, learned from previous experience, helped Bruce Watson somewhat mitigate damage from the recent mouse plague
Pests, 10 Apr 2022
A new series of trials of the airborne pest and disease monitoring system, iMapPESTS, is under way at two sites in the southern cropping region.
Pests, 08 Apr 2022
Growers and advisers attended a mouse management workshop with Steve Henry, CSIRO, in Binnu focusing on awareness, monitoring and practical information for on-farm management.
Pests, 15 Feb 2022
CSIRO researcher and mouse expert, Steve Henry, has been awarded the GRDC Northern Seed of Light Award for his commitment to reducing the impact of mouse plagues across Australia’s grain growing regions.
Pests, 24 Jan 2022
Reports of an increase in mouse activity across WA haven’t come as a surprise to industry experts.
Pests, 09 Dec 2021
CSIRO, the University of Queensland and NSW DPI are looking to better understand Rutherglen bug population dynamics.
Pests, 04 Dec 2021
Forecasting of mouse plagues across Australian grain producing regions stands to have a boost through a GRDC-supported capacity-building project. Dr Kevin Oh is applying his ecological and genetic skills to monitoring and mapping mouse populations to inform such forecasts.