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Stay one step ahead of insect pests this cropping season.. "PestFacts subscribers provide pest reports and field observations on the appearance and distribution of invertebrate pests across south-eastern Australia," Mr Shannon said... PestFacts South-Eastern subscribers also benefit from special access to cesar's extensive insect image gallery which can be used by growers, agronomists, farm advisers and researchers to enable more accurate identification of pest and beneficial insects...
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The black Portuguese millipede is emerging as a sporadic but damaging pest of broadacre agriculture, particularly canola, while high populations of slaters have damaged some crops in recent years... in the southern region, damage has been reported in the medium and high rainfall zones including near Wagga Wagga and Henty in new South Wales; the mid north, yorke Peninsula and Kangaroo island in South Australia; and the Western districts and Wimmera areas of Victoria... in south-eastern Australia, slaters have caused damage to wheat, oats, canola, lentils and pastures...
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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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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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The black Portuguese millipede is emerging as a sporadic but damaging pest of broadacre agriculture, particularly canola, while high populations of slaters have damaged some crops in recent years... Black Portuguese millipedes (left) and slaters (right) generally feed on organic matter their populations and the incidence of crop attack has increased in recent years... In south-eastern Australia, slaters have caused damage to wheat, oats, canola, lentils and pastures...
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Young crops targeted by insect pests.. To assist growers and their advisers in remaining up to date with advice on these problematic pests and others, PestFacts SA is a valuable source of timely information being made available in 2015 through the GRDC-funded National Pest Information Service (NPIS)... With a focus on pests of broad-acre grain crops and pastures in SA and adjacent regions, PestFacts SA is co-ordinated by Kym Perry and Bill Kimber, entomologists with the SA Research and Development Institute which is a division of Primary Industries and Regions SA (PIRSA)...
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Young crops targeted by insect pests.. To assist growers and their advisers in remaining up to date with advice on these problematic pests and others, PestFacts SA is a valuable source of timely information being made available in 2015 through the GRDC-funded National Pest Information Service (NPIS)... With a focus on pests of broad-acre grain crops and pastures in SA and adjacent regions, PestFacts SA is co-ordinated by Kym Perry and Bill Kimber, entomologists with the SA Research and Development Institute which is a division of Primary Industries and Regions SA (PIRSA)...
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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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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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