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Insect pest management under the microscope in SA

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The sustainable management of insect pests in grain crops is the thrust behind a series of workshops for grains industry advisers and growers to be held in South Australia in March and April... Topics include implementing an integrated approach to insect management and associated decision making process; monitoring, scouting and economic thresholds; integrated pest management tools including cultural control, conserving beneficial insects and appropriate use of 'softer' or more 'selective' insecticide options; and key pest ecology... Presenting will be entomologists Melina Miles (Department of Agriculture, Fisheries and Forestry Queensland), Greg Baker, Kym Perry and Michael Nash (SA Research and Development Institute), with workshops facilitated by John Cameron from Independent Consultants Australia Network (ICAN)...