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We are keen to map the geographical spread of the problem throughout Australia's cropping and pasture regions," Dr Umina says. ".. We want to hear from anyone who has experienced problems with insect pests which appear to have some resistance to insecticide," said Dr Arthur, who is particularly interested in resistance in mites and aphids. ".. We also want to hear from landholders who have paddocks that have been subjected to heavy sprays in recent years so we can assess the insect pest populations to determine whether resistance is building or not, and if growers or advisers know of a paddock with control failures in the past, they are also encouraged to make contact."..
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Researchers are seeking input from farmers and advisers to assist with their ongoing investigations into insecticide resistance in broadacre agricultural pests... Entomologists engaged in research projects funded by the Grains Research and Development Corporation (GRDC) are searching for locations where growers have experienced chemical control difficulties or failures when dealing with insect pests, particularly mites and aphids... We are keen to map the geographical spread of the problem throughout Australia's cropping and pasture regions," Dr Umina says...
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While growers may be tempted to look at price and storage capacity alone when purchasing new silos, Mr Burrill says aeration and sealability should not be overlooked... "Aeration fitted to seed silos is particularly valuable for maintaining planting seed germination and vigour," Mr Burrill said... Mr Burrill says if growers plan to store grain in sheds, silo bags, bunkers or pads for more than about two months, they should seek advice prior to harvest on options to minimise insect pest build-up in them and look at storage preparations to enable fumigation if required...
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The Queensland Department of Agriculture, Fisheries and Forestry (DAFF) has been working on pest threats in the northern region for many years and providing information to growers through its Beatsheet blog... Queensland DAFF advises growers to take an integrated pest management (IPM) approach to managing pests, and has recently collated its pest management data into a new website to allow growers to easily access relevant information... Clicking through the links takes you to all pest threats for a particular crop, with links to further information about each pest, including how to identify the pest, how to monitor and how to control the pest...
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GRDC Southern Regional Panel chair David Shannon says the service is of particular value when pest issues emerge during the winter growing season and when prompt identification and circulation of advisory information is required... "PestFacts subscribers provide pest reports and field observations on the appearance and distribution of invertebrate pests across south-eastern Australia," Mr Shannon said... Mr Shannon said being informed and alerted by signing up to the PestFacts service should be a priority for growers and advisers...
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GRDC Southern Regional Panel chair David Shannon says the service is of particular value when pest issues emerge during the winter growing season and when prompt identification and circulation of advisory information is required... "PestFacts subscribers provide pest reports and field observations on the appearance and distribution of invertebrate pests across south-eastern Australia," Mr Shannon said... Mr Shannon said being informed and alerted by signing up to the PestFacts service should be a priority for growers and advisers...
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A large-scale evaluation of sulfuryl fluoride to control phosphine-resistant stored-grain pests has found that it offers a viable alternative to phosphine, which could help break the resistance cycle and extend the life of this important chemical... Led by Dr Manoj Nayak, the Plant Biosecurity Cooperative Research Centre (CRC) has been working with the grains industry to develop sulfuryl fluoride as a phosphine-resistance breaker... Sulfuryl fluoride is used to fumigate closed structures to control a range of insect pests...
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A large-scale evaluation of sulfuryl fluoride to control phosphine-resistant stored-grain pests has found that it offers a viable alternative to phosphine, which could help break the resistance cycle and extend the life of this important chemical... Led by Dr Manoj Nayak, the Plant Biosecurity Cooperative Research Centre (CRC) has been working with the grains industry to develop sulfuryl fluoride as a phosphine-resistance breaker... Sulfuryl fluoride is used to fumigate closed structures to control a range of insect pests...
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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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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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