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Catalogue: GRDC Factsheets
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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Catalogue: GRDC Media
Darling Downs' growers warned of mouse numbers.. Grain growers in Queensland's Darling Downs are being warned to monitor their crops for mouse-related damage and consider baiting, after a dramatic increase in mice being trapped by researchers... Recent monitoring in the Dawson and Callide Valleys in central Queensland shows mouse numbers are slightly up on what was seen during September, but populations are not high enough to be causing economic damage to crops or to justify the expense of baiting...
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Catalogue: GRDC Updates
In cropping systems relatively few insect species represent a significant threat to crop yield or are classified as pest species... Beneficial insects and other invertebrates ("beneficials") offer a variety of ecosystem services that are essential within agricultural environments and it is important to conserve and promote them as far as is practical within the constraints of controlling for major crop pests... Agriculture, by definition, manipulates the environment - we are providing large areas of a uniform resource for pest insects to thrive on...
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Catalogue: Ground Cover
The Victorian grains industry faces a very real threat from a large number of exotic pests and diseases that could be brought into the country... Preventing exotic pests and diseases from gaining a foothold by quickly detecting, identifying and eradicating localised outbreaks is critical to protecting this industry, worth about $11 billion annually to the nation... Growers still identify many pest and disease symptoms, and growers surveyed for the CropSafe program said that they would notify their agronomist if they found a disease or insect pest that they could not identify...
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Catalogue: GRDC Media
Grain growers are encouraged to implement rigorous on-farm biosecurity programs to safeguard their livelihoods against the continual threat of exotic pest and disease incursions... "Sound on-farm biosecurity systems are crucial to the survival of our grain growers in terms of market access, sustainability of production, food security and food integrity," said Mr Moran, who works for the Department of Environment and Primary Industries, Plant Health Australia and Grain Producers Australia... Grain growers can reduce the impact of exotic pest threats, protect grain export markets and reduce potential pest management costs and income loss by adopting simple, low-cost measures, according to Mr Moran...
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Catalogue: GRDC Updates
The fact sheet , developed by Plant Health Australia (PHA) and the Grains Research and Development Corporation (GRDC) outlines key exotic pests and levels of risk for the Australian grains industry... Each pest contains photogrpahs to assist growers and advisers to identify key exotic plant pests... Log in or register to leave a comment...
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Catalogue: GRDC Media
"The project aims to identify 'pest suppressive' landscapes and the first step was to collect data from three regions in Australia," Dr Schellhorn said... "There is an indication of 'spill-over' of predators from native vegetation into crops close to native vegetation in regions including the high rainfall zone of Albany, WA," Dr Schellhorn said... "The GRDC funding has allowed us to develop prototype models that explore and simulate the features and scenarios that result in pest suppressive landscapes and the effectiveness of field, farm and landscape scale IPM options," Dr Schellhorn said...
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Catalogue: Nuffield Scholar Reports
I firmly believe that farmers are in the business of producing multiple commodities not just wool or wheat but are custodians of the environment not just for themselves but for society as a whole... As my knowledge expanded and my business increased I began to pass on that knowledge to farmers in an effort to encourage them to plant natives on farms... In the past we have focused as farmers on production and maximising yields...
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Catalogue: Broadacre Field Crops DAFF QLD
Pests may include aphids (turnip, cabbage, and green peach), rutherglen bug and helicoverpa ... Other minor pests include locusts , aphids , false wireworm , thrips , loopers , green vegetable bug and blue oat mite ... Minor pests include whitefringed weevil , false wireworm , leafhoppers/jassids , cluster caterpillar , mirids , silverleaf whitefly , thrips , armyworm and cutworm ...
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Catalogue: Broadacre Field Crops DAFF QLD
Pests may include aphids (turnip, cabbage, and green peach), rutherglen bug and helicoverpa ... Other minor pests include locusts , aphids , false wireworm , thrips , loopers , green vegetable bug and blue oat mite ... Minor pests include whitefringed weevil , false wireworm , leafhoppers/jassids , cluster caterpillar , mirids , silverleaf whitefly , thrips , armyworm and cutworm ...
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