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A near-perfect start with good summer and autumn rain coupled with mild temperatures saw crops jump out of the ground... Insect pests including green peach aphid (GPA) and the resulting beet western yellows virus (BWYV or synonym, turnip yellows virus) and diamondback moth (DBM) both proved headaches for growers at different stages of the growing season... Mr Baker says the colonisation of DBM in canola crops this year looks to be at a lower level for much the same reason as the risk of GPA and BWYV is this year - a much drier summer and early autumn than last year and less of a green bridge on which to survive...
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Catalogue: GRDC Media
A near-perfect start with good summer and autumn rain coupled with mild temperatures saw crops jump out of the ground... Insect pests including green peach aphid (GPA) and the resulting beet western yellows virus (BWYV or synonym, turnip yellows virus) and diamondback moth (DBM) both proved headaches for growers at different stages of the growing season... Mr Baker says the colonisation of DBM in canola crops this year looks to be at a lower level for much the same reason as the risk of GPA and BWYV is this year - a much drier summer and early autumn than last year and less of a green bridge on which to survive...
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Catalogue: GRDC Factsheets
void surprises when selling stored grain by monitoring for insect pests monthly... Holding the tray in the sunlight warms the insects and encourages movement making it easier to identify them and monitor population numbers... Sieve a sample: Shaking a grain sample on a mesh sieve (2mm) will separate any insects making them easier to identify...
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avoid surprises when selling stored grain by monitoring for insect pests monthly... holding the tray in the sunlight warms the insects and encourages movement making it easier to identify them and monitor population numbers... cAuTIoN: reSeArcH oN uNreGISTereD PeSTIcIDe uSe The corporation and contributors to this Fact Sheet may identify products by Any research with unregistered pesticides or of unregistered products reported proprietary or trade names to help readers identify particular types of products...
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With sowing either underway or fast-approaching following widespread rain in early April, growers in the high rainfall zone (HRZ) of south-eastern Australia are being reminded to put in place slug control practices for the 2015 season... Monitoring of slugs by South Australian Research and Development Institute (SARDI) researchers and time-lapse cameras suggest some slugs are starting to emerge from summer refuges, especially the surface active species... A key control option for growers to consider is rolling post-sowing, pre-emergence to help seedling establishment, limit soil clods that provide slug habitat and make it more difficult for slugs to find germinating seed...
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Catalogue: GRDC Media
With sowing either underway or fast-approaching following widespread rain in early April, growers in the high rainfall zone (HRZ) of south-eastern Australia are being reminded to put in place slug control practices for the 2015 season... Monitoring of slugs by South Australian Research and Development Institute (SARDI) researchers and time-lapse cameras suggest some slugs are starting to emerge from summer refuges, especially the surface active species... A key control option for growers to consider is rolling post-sowing, pre-emergence to help seedling establishment, limit soil clods that provide slug habitat and make it more difficult for slugs to find germinating seed...
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Catalogue: GRDC Factsheets
void surprises when selling stored grain by monitoring for insect pests monthly... insect control protects grain if stored grain is not properly managed there is a potential for it to become infested with stored grain pests... Protecting any grain stored from insect attack makes economic sense, because even feed grain can lose value though loss of protein or palatability, affecting livestock growth rates...
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Catalogue: GRDC Factsheets
avoid surprises when selling stored grain by monitoring for insect pests monthly... Pitfall traps installed in the top of the grain store will show insects are active long before they are seen on the surface of the grain... Protecting any grain stored from insect attack makes economic sense, because even feed grain can lose value though loss of protein or palatability, affecting livestock growth rates...
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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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