The native budworm Helicoverpa punctigera and the cotton bollworm Helicoverpa armigera (also known in Australia as tobacco budworm, tomato grub, corn earworm) can attack pome … Read More
Helicoverpa, Heliothis, Loopers
The disease and its impact
Armillaria root rot is mainly caused by a native fungal species, Armillaria luteobubalina whereas overseas the most common cause of this … Read More
armillaria root rot, root rot
IPDM Quick Facts
• Bitter pit is a physiological disorder of apples which occurs when insufficient calcium is present in fruit.
• Symptoms of bitter pit include … Read More
The woolly apple aphid (WAA) Eriosoma lanigerum is a serious pest of apple production in all Australian fruit growing regions. It can affect all parts … Read More
WAA, woolly aphid, wooly aphid
The colder the spring, the greater expression you will see of apple mosaic virus, and that has been seen across eastern states this season.
The below … Read More
apple mosaic virus
The Australian IPDM program includes monitoring and cultural and chemical control practices integrated to manage Alternaria leaf blotch and fruit spot. Orchard sanitation is essential … Read More
alternaria, alternaria fruit spot, alternaria leaf blotch
What are nematodes?
Nematodes are mostly less than 1 mm long roundworms that often live in the soil. Many nematodes feed on soil microorganisms and contribute … Read More
nematodes, root lesion nematodes
Effective management of mites includes being able to identify and monitor mites, calculate Cumulative Leaf Infested Days (CLIDs) to determine thresholds for spraying, and knowing … Read More
Victorian residents in areas bordering South Australia and along key transport routes are being asked to keep a close watch on fruits and vegetables in … Read More
Thrip damage to flower buds (Pests of Pome and Stone Fruit and their Predators and Parasitoids, Agriculture Victoria)
Apple and pear flowers are susceptible to attack … Read More
Australian plague thrip, plague thrips, thrips, western flower thrips