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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
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
Good crop yields start with effective pollination.
If you’re planning on bringing beehives into your orchard this pollination season, you should know beekeepers have already begun … Read More
apiarist, bees, manage bee hives, pollination
If we get a wet spring we may find the bees struggle to get active this year. It’s time to have hives prepared and help … Read More
bees, hover flies, hover fly
Are you prepared for mealybug this season? Has your control strategy been working, or are there important gaps to address? When planning your next steps … Read More
mealy bug, Mealybug
Establishing native vegetation in orchard inter-rows to create habitat for beneficials is not an easy undertaking.
As part of a PIPS 3 research project, (AP19002 Stengthening … Read More
beneficial insects, inter row planting, native vegetation
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
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
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