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Catalogue: GRDC Updates
Cropping Insects Why we need to be smarter and who is on your side Ken Henry and Judy Bellati, SARDI Entomology Take home messages Why we need to be smarter Increasing our understanding of invertebrates' lifecycles, biology and ecology is of paramount importance in achieving more effective and sustainable control measures to combat control failure problems and emerging threats such as chemical resistance... The recent evolution of chemical resistance in redlegged earth mite (RLEM) highlights the need for alternative control options and integrated strategies... Growers are encouraged to control Bryobia mites with organophosphorus chemicals, such as omethoate, when spraying is necessary...
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Catalogue: GRDC Media
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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Grain growers supported in efforts to reduce insect pest damage.. PestFacts south-eastern is co-ordinated by cesar, which has just welcomed a new team member, Julia Severi (pictured)... With a focus on pests of broad-acre grain crops in Victoria and New South Wales, PestFacts south-eastern is a valuable source of timely information made available through the Grains Research and Development Corporation-funded National Pest Information Service (NPIS)...
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Paul Umina, CESAR, The University of Melbourne Paper presented by Andrew Weeks, The University of Melbourne Take home messages Pest species within the grains industry pose a serious threat as farming practices change... To avoid costs associated with crop failure and increases in pesticide usage, potential pest species must be identified and their biology determined so effective control strategies can be devised... For example, Balaustium mites were found to be 272 times more tolerant than RLEM for methidathion, 260 times more tolerant of bifenthrin and 129 times more tolerant to omethoate compared with RLEM. Bryobia mites exposed to methidathion were shown to have 64-fold greater tolerance compared with RLEM and an 11-fold greater tolerance to bifenthrin...
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Catalogue: GRDC Media
The weather is not the only unknown factor likely to influence this year's winter crop yields - invertebrate pests could also eat into tonnages and profits... To assist growers and their advisers in remaining up-to-date with advice on problematic pests, a valuable source of timely information is again being made available through a program funded by the Grains Research and Development Corporation (GRDC)... "Each year, growers are confronted with new and recurring pest problems, and it is vital that those issues are recognised and addressed in a timely manner," Mr Pengilley said...
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Catalogue: GRDC Media
The weather is not the only unknown factor likely to influence this year's winter crop yields - invertebrate pests could also eat into tonnages and profits... To assist growers and their advisers in remaining up-to-date with advice on problematic pests, a valuable source of timely information is again being made available through a program funded by the Grains Research and Development Corporation (GRDC)... With a focus on pests of broad-acre grain crops and pastures, PestFacts SA and Western Victoria is co-ordinated by Bill Kimber and colleagues at the SA Research and Development Institute (SARDI) Entomology Unit...
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Catalogue: GRDC Updates
Managing invertebrate pests in new farming systems.. There is a continuing need for species-specific research into the ecology of species for which there are currently no effective controls, such as European earwig... The question of pesticide effects is currently being addressed through the GRDC-funded project "Developing and promoting IPM in Australian grains" which is comparing three pest management approaches: (i) "nil" insecticide input (control), (ii) conventional "high" insecticide input, and an alternative "low" insecticide input approach...
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