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Funded by the Grains Research and Development Corporation (GRDC) on behalf of growers and the Australian Government, the research project involves a survey of farmers and advisers to identify the major insect pests of grain crops and to better understand the tools and strategies used to manage these pests... PestFacts SA and Western Victoria co-ordinator Kym Perry (SARDI Entomology) said the results of the survey would help researchers and the broader industry to understand what Australian growers do to manage insect pests in their grain crops, and their attitudes towards pest management... Growers and advisers seeking more information about the survey can email helen.spafford@uwa.edu.au or laura.fagan@uwa.edu.au...
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The findings are from a nationally coordinated project supported by the Grains Research and Development Corporation (GRDC) which aims to understand which landscape features contribute to the control of pest populations in crops... "Remnant bushland containing few weeds may reduce the number of pest species and at least delay the build-up of pests in crops during the growing season," she said... She is now using computer simulations of landscapes to understand which management practices - within crops and pastures as well as native vegetation - affect pest populations by encouraging beneficial insects or reducing sources of pests...
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Stay one step ahead of insect pests this cropping season.. "PestFacts subscribers provide pest reports and field observations on the appearance and distribution of invertebrate pests across south-eastern Australia," Mr Shannon said... PestFacts South-Eastern subscribers also benefit from special access to cesar's extensive insect image gallery which can be used by growers, agronomists, farm advisers and researchers to enable more accurate identification of pest and beneficial insects...
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Stay one step ahead of insect pests this cropping season.. Mr Shannon said being informed and alerted by signing up to the PestFacts service should be a priority for growers and advisers... PestFacts South-Eastern subscribers also benefit from special access to cesar's extensive insect image gallery which can be used by growers, agronomists, farm advisers and researchers to enable more accurate identification of pest and beneficial insects...
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The integrated management of insect pests in grain crops on the Eyre Peninsula will be the focus of a workshop for advisers and growers at Cummins on September 11... The Grains Research and Development Corporation ( GRDC) workshop is locally supported by Dow AgroSciences and Syngenta and addresses the needs of advisers and growers who seek an improved understanding of insects and their management to assist with implementation of more sustainable insect management practices... Workshop topics include implementing an integrated approach to insect management and decision making; monitoring, thresholds and management strategies for regionally important crops and insects; and integrated pest management tools including conserving beneficial insects and more selective insecticide options...
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The objective of the project is to develop a training and research resource in applied entomology that can serve the future needs of the Australian grains industry nation-wide... In Australia, as in other countries, there has been a decline in education and training courses in applied entomology such that the supply of trained researchers and field entomologist world-wide has decreased markedly... Plot and glasshouse trials for spider mites in maize and redlegged earth mites and aphids in canola indicate that insect pests prefer host plants affected by an imbalance of certain nutrients...
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A near-perfect start with good summer and autumn rain coupled with mild temperatures saw crops jump out of the ground... Insect pests including green peach aphid (GPA) and the resulting beet western yellows virus (BWYV or synonym, turnip yellows virus) and diamondback moth (DBM) both proved headaches for growers at different stages of the growing season... Mr Baker says the colonisation of DBM in canola crops this year looks to be at a lower level for much the same reason as the risk of GPA and BWYV is this year - a much drier summer and early autumn than last year and less of a green bridge on which to survive...
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A near-perfect start with good summer and autumn rain coupled with mild temperatures saw crops jump out of the ground... Insect pests including green peach aphid (GPA) and the resulting beet western yellows virus (BWYV or synonym, turnip yellows virus) and diamondback moth (DBM) both proved headaches for growers at different stages of the growing season... Mr Baker says the colonisation of DBM in canola crops this year looks to be at a lower level for much the same reason as the risk of GPA and BWYV is this year - a much drier summer and early autumn than last year and less of a green bridge on which to survive...
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PestFacts South Australia and Western Victoria co-ordinators say that cultural practices have a significant impact on insect populations in field crops and a number of basic steps over the summer and pre-sowing period can help increase the chances of a successful start next season... Summer weeds provide a 'green bridge' for pests such as aphids, mites, snails and diamondback moth to survive on over the hot summer months," said Mr Perry, whose work is supported by growers and the Australian Government through the Grains Research and Development Corporation's (GRDC) investment in the National Invertebrate Pest.. Mr Perry recommends that growers identify paddocks at higher risk of pest pressure and carefully monitor them in the autumn prior to sowing susceptible crops...
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The findings are from a nationally coordinated project supported by the Grains Research and Development Corporation (GRDC) which aims to understand which landscape features contribute to the control of pest populations in crops... Ms Micic said that data taken from remnant vegetation in WA showed that insect pests were more likely to be found on weeds, while beneficial species were more likely to be found on native plant species... "Remnant bushland containing few weeds may reduce the number of pest species and at least delay the build-up of pests in crops during the growing season," she said...
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