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Time to consider insect pest control measures South Australian and Western Victorian grain growers are being encouraged to take measures over the coming months to reduce the impact of insect pests in next year's crops... 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..
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Grain growers and agronomists overseeing maturing winter crops will have the opportunity to identify insect pests that may be costing crop yield at two upcoming University of New England (UNE) workshops... The Grains Research and Development Corporation (GRDC) is supporting the workshops being run by The Sweep Net , a free insect identification service provided by UNE's Insect Ecology Laboratory... The workshops are part of a series of workshops being run across northern NSW aimed at building knowledge of integrated pest management (IPM) among growers and agronomists...
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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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