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Catalogue: Ground Cover
Researchers will home in on Western Australia's cropping systems as part of a GRDC-supported project exploring the veracity of integrated pest management (IPM) techniques over three years... Mr Burnett says IPM is already a proven approach to cost-effectively preventing unacceptable levels of invertebrate pest damage in crops such as cotton. "An IPM approach has the potential to reduce reliance on broad-spectrum pesticides and improve environmental outcomes, but the economics (for grain) are to be determined," he says... University of WA entomologist Laura Fagan, who manages the project's WA trials, says the large size of WA growers' crops and properties can be a barrier to IPM. "This project aims to address this issue, as well as provide tools for farmers, so they can make informed decisions about how to better control and manage pests in canola and wheat crops."..
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Catalogue: GRDC Media
Synthetic spider venom could add bite to crop protection Spider venom could hold the key to protecting Australia's grain crops from insect pests in the future... Researchers at The University of Queensland's Institute for Molecular Bioscience are looking at whether it is possible to mimic the insecticidal peptides found in spider venom compounds for use in controlling insects that threaten crops... There are not a lot of insecticide products in the pipeline of commercialisation due to the prohibitive cost of bringing such products to market and the length of time to achieve registration, so it is imperative that we look at other options that are environmentally-friendly and sustainable," Mr Meibusch said...
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Catalogue: GRDC Media
Synthetic spider venom could add bite to crop protection Spider venom could hold the key to protecting Australia's grain crops from insect pests in the future... Researchers at The University of Queensland's Institute for Molecular Bioscience are looking at whether it is possible to mimic the insecticidal peptides found in spider venom compounds for use in controlling insects that threaten crops... There are not a lot of insecticide products in the pipeline of commercialisation due to the prohibitive cost of bringing such products to market and the length of time to achieve registration, so it is imperative that we look at other options that are environmentally-friendly and sustainable," Mr Meibusch said...
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Catalogue: Ground Cover
The golden rule for storage is to keep checking what is going on... To kill any live insects, fumigating is the only option... When managing your storage system after harvest, it is a good time to critically look at how it is working and how it could be improved, where investment might need to be made and what mix of storage facilities will deliver the desired outcome...
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Catalogue: Ground Cover
The golden rule for storage is to keep checking what is going on... To kill any live insects, fumigating is the only option... When managing your storage system after harvest, it is a good time to critically look at how it is working and how it could be improved, where investment might need to be made and what mix of storage facilities will deliver the desired outcome...
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Catalogue: GRDC Updates
Trials were assessed by counting larvae immediately before application and at intervals following... To maintain this situation and keep Success and Affirm highly effective in controlling DBM, it is vital that neither product is used repeatedly... Unlike older products -synthetic pyrethroids in particular - which are highly effective at removing beneficial insects, Success and Affirm are relatively selective and these insects can essentially provide another mode of action against DBM, and provide free-of-charge control of survivors deep below the canopy where sprays may not penetrate...
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Catalogue: GRDC Media
Synthetic spider venom could add bite to crop protection Spider venom could hold the key to protecting Australia's grain crops from insect pests in the future... Researchers at The University of Queensland's Institute for Molecular Bioscience are looking at whether it is possible to mimic the insecticidal peptides found in spider venom compounds for use in controlling insects that threaten crops... There are not a lot of insecticide products in the pipeline of commercialisation due to the prohibitive cost of bringing such products to market and the length of time to achieve registration, so it is imperative that we look at other options that are environmentally-friendly and sustainable," Mr Meibusch said...
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