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What is Integrated Pest and Disease Management (IPDM)

IPDM is integrated pest and disease management.   More simply, IPDM involves evaluating your pest problems and then developing a systems approach to manage the problems in a crop production context.  The complication is that you must consider impact on the entire block and side effects on biocontrol agents working “behind […]

Survey to focus on apple and pear industry

Australian apple and pear growers, pest management scouts and advisors are being encouraged to participate in a short, less than 15-minute, survey to share their own experience and knowledge about Integrated Pest Disease Management* practices.
Aimee McCutcheon, Agriculture Victoria Horticulture Industry Development Manager said the survey would capture regionally specific, knowledge […]

APAL Announces 2018 Lifetime Achievement Award recipient, IPDM expert

Apple & Pear Australia Ltd (APAL) has announced the recipients of its 2018 Awards for Excellence at Hort Connections 2018.  Nominations were submitted to the APAL Board for consideration with a number of high quality and impressive candidates being proposed. Congratulations to all the recipients and a special thanks to […]