About

The IPDM extensionAus platform provides practical information and advice to growers and industry to develop skills, knowledge and implement strategies in apple and pear orchards to develop, maintain and improve pest-resilient farming systems.

Integrated Pest and Disease Management (IPDM) means using cultural and biological best management methods supported by pest identification, monitoring and understanding of action thresholds to intervene with selective pesticides only when necessary to control pests, disease, and weeds, in the production of apples and pears.

The platform is a key component of a funded IPDM project (AP16007) by Hort Innovation using the Apple and Pear research and development levy and funds from the Australian Government. Agriculture Victoria (Department of Jobs, Precincts and Regions, DJPR) is delivering the project in collaboration with Queensland Department of Agriculture and Fisheries, NSW Department of Primary Industries, Western Australia Primary Industries and Regional Development, Tasmania’s Institute of Agriculture; and Lenswood Cooperative.

Key topics on this site are presented as articles, which describe the topic and importantly link to other references, presentations or tools that may be of use to the reader.