Agriculture Victoria researchers in the IPDM Cultural and Biological control project are collecting soil samples from trial plots at the Tatura Smart Farm in Victoria … Read More
beneficials, native vegetation
A whole ‘system’ approach is required for fruit fly management. By this we mean:
Protein bait sprays
The Manage Queensland Fruit fly brochure from Hort Innovation … Read More
bait spray, baiting, male annihilation, MAT, protein bait sprays, QFF, Queensland fruit fly
Hort Innovation has kicked off the third Apple and Pear industry Productivity, Irrigation, Pests and Soils (PIPS3) program. The program covers apple and pear orchards … Read More
IPDM project, PIPS 3
A few cases of Summer Spot are being seen in the Goulburn Valley at the moment. Summer Spot is a secondary infection of Black Spot … Read More
apple scab, black spot, pear scab, summer spot
Agricultural chemicals relied on by orchardists continue to be reviewed, resulting in changes to regulations domestically, and internationally. The cancellation or modification of use of … Read More
To calculate Cumulative Leaf Infested Days (CLIDs) you need to first monitor weekly or fortnightly using the 10 leaves / tree method and calculate the … Read More
CLID, CLID's, Cumulative leaf infested days, leaf scorch, mites, monitoring
European Red Mite (ERM), Two Spotted Mites (TSM) and Bryobia mites all commonly affect apple and pear orchards.
David Williams (Principal Researcher, Agriculture Victoria) discusses how … Read More
Bryobia mite, CLID's, Cumulative leaf infested days, European Red Mite (ERM), mites, monitoring, predator mites, Two-spotted mite
The Western Australian DPIRD has updated it’s Pome and Summer Fruit Orchard Spray Guide for the 2020-21 season and it is now available on the … Read More
Western Australia (WA) spray guide
Some orchards spray for light brown apple moth (LBAM) very early in the season – often when they catch the first LBAM.
However the ideal time … Read More
LBAM, light brown apple moth
Granulosis virus is widely used by organic growers to control Codling Moth (CM) and increasingly orchardists are using it to reduce pesticide use.
It does … Read More
codling moth, granulosis virus