Orchardist Ian Cathels participated in an APAL Future Orchard monitoring trial looking at earwig control of woolly apple aphid (WAA).
“We observed earwigs numbers were very … Read More
earwigs, woolly aphid, woolly apple aphid
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
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
Russell Fox discusses how an IPM approach to post harvest care of orchards can help control Two Spotted Mite (TSM) by providing habitat for beneficial … Read More
post harvest care, two spotted mite (TSM)
Beneficials, Resources, Weeds
In the following video Elizabeth Mace discusses Silken Fungus Beetle – how to identify it, the time of year you’re likely to see it and … Read More
mealybugs, silken fungus beetle
IPDM expert, Russell Fox, discusses post harvest care of orchards with a view to help an IPM system. Ideas discussed include not mowing the inter-row … Read More
beneficial insects, post harvest
Woolly Apple Aphid are on the move!
Here’s an interesting observation from Batlow this week. I established earwig shelters (made from corrugated cardboard) in several blocks … Read More
Aphelinus Mali, earwigs, woolly aphid, woolly aphid parasitoid
David Williams summarises the findings from his research project on the parasitoid wasp Mastrus ridens as a biocontrol agent for codling moth:
See our other … Read More
codling moth, mastrus wasp, parasitoid wasp
Dr Katya Hogendoorn discusses how growers can harness the pollination services provided by native and feral honey bees using strategic floralistic support at the APAL … Read More
bees, pollination, revegetation
At the APAL Grower Update, Dr Lisa Evans discussed honey bees and how their behaviour can be affected under netting – focussing on her study … Read More
bees, pollination under netting
Earwigs, everyone knows them, but most people hate them. That said, they are probably one of the best predators in your orchard!
Why are they so … Read More
beneficial predators, codling moth, earwigs, LBAM, wooly aphid
At this time of year woolly apple aphid colonies will be starting to expand as crawlers emerging from overwintering sites on the roots, begin to … Read More
parasitoids, woolly aphid, woolly aphid parasitoid, woolly aphid wasp