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South Australian grain growers are being encouraged to remain vigilant for mice as their winter crops mature... Pest monitoring and management authorities warn that mice can cause damage to booting heads and maturing plants, so growers should keep a close eye on their crops as they develop grain... In South Australia, mouse abundance is generally low but growers on Yorke Peninsula in particular should be vigilant as crops mature and mouse damage can more readily be seen," said Dr Brown, who is involved in mouse-monitoring programs funded by the Grains Research and Development Corporation (GRDC) in collaboration with Landcare Research New Zealand, CSIRO and the New South Wales Department of Primary Industries through the Invasive Animals Cooperative Research Centre (IACRC)...
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South Australian grain growers are being encouraged to remain vigilant for mice as their winter crops mature... Pest monitoring and management authorities warn that mice can cause damage to booting heads and maturing plants, so growers should keep a close eye on their crops as they develop grain... In South Australia, mouse abundance is generally low but growers on Yorke Peninsula in particular should be vigilant as crops mature and mouse damage can more readily be seen," said Dr Brown, who is involved in mouse-monitoring programs funded by the Grains Research and Development Corporation (GRDC) in collaboration with Landcare Research New Zealand, CSIRO and the New South Wales Department of Primary Industries through the Invasive Animals Cooperative Research Centre (IACRC)...
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Catalogue: GRDC Factsheets
The majority of insect species present in these landscapes, especially pests, are good at moving between these habitats and seeking out the resources they need, such as food and shelter for all or part of the year... There is a strong interest in developing integrated pest management (iPm) on a large scale because pests are mobile... Pest suppressive landscapes will have the right mix of habitats that support beneficial insects and allow them to move into crop fields, but discourage the build-up of pests...
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Crop damage culprits snapped.. A new mobile device application or 'app' from the Grains Research and Development Corporation (GRDC) is set to disadvantage insect pests causing yield damage to Australian crops... Tom McCue, GRDC manager delivery platforms says while the app doesn't include all insects found in field crops, it provides a valuable reference guide for common pests...
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Crop damage culprits snapped.. A new mobile device application or 'app' from the Grains Research and Development Corporation (GRDC) is set to disadvantage insect pests causing yield damage to Australian crops... Tom McCue, GRDC manager delivery platforms says while the app doesn't include all insects found in field crops, it provides a valuable reference guide for common pests...
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Catalogue: GRDC Updates
" Date: 28.09.2008 RUTHERGLEN BUG, SORGHUM MIDGE AND DIAGNOSING POOR SEED SET IN GRAIN SORGHUM.. Samples of grain from heads infested with different densities of RGB have been analysed by NIR for changes in grain quality... The incorporation of this resistance within the DPI&F sorghum breeding program is being aided by the use of marker-assisted selection (MAS)...
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Southern cropping region grain growers dealing with and preparing for further significant mouse damage leading up to grain fill are being supported in their efforts by the Grains Research and Development Corporation (GRDC)... An updated GRDC fact sheet on mouse control is being direct mailed to growers as part of a national thrust to combat what is expected to be a continuation of Australia's worst mouse plague in living memory... Carryover populations from last autumn have the potential to cause severe damage to crops at flowering and seed set and so monitoring for damage over the next month will be critical and baiting is advised as soon as crop damage is noticed...
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Growers looking for the latest pest management advice have an up-to-date online source in the Beatsheet website... The Beatsheet website, run by entomologists from the Department of Agriculture, Fisheries and Forestry Queensland (DAFFQ), provides information on insect pest management and pest risk alerts for growers in Australia's northern grain region of Queensland and northern NSW... Grains Research and Development Corporation (GRDC) research into crop pests is often featured on the blog and GRDC advocates an integrated pest management (IPM) approach...
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Diamondback moth alert for canola crops.. While growers have been focused on the threat posed by green peach aphids, diamondback moth (DBM) also has the potential to cause significant losses in canola this season... Regional movement of DBM and colonisation of canola in southern Australia (University of Adelaide): PhD project to improve the understanding of movement of resistance types within a population to manage resistance, and learn more about timing and sources of colonisation to better predict which seasons will present a risk of DBM damage...
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European earwigs have emerged as a pest of increasing significance in the past five to ten years as a result of changes in farming practices... Grain harvested at night is more likely to contain earwigs and require cleaning... If the windrows are harvested using crop lifters, there will be significantly more invertebrates, such as earwigs, present in the harvested grain compared with grain harvested using a belt pick-up front...
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