Hints for using a hand lens
Monitoring as part of IPDM often means using a hand lens. This video provides tips on how to use one effectively.
An online e-book version of the popular Agriculture Victoria publication Pests of Pome and Stone Fruit and their Predators and Parasitoids – A Pocket guide will be available here for download in April 2019.
Example from Pocket Guide of how to use identification keys
Example from Pocket Guide of identification page of mites
Monitoring the populations of pests, diseases, weeds, and beneficial organisms such as predators and parasitoid wasps is an important component of implementing integrated pest, disease and weed management in orchards. It does not need to be onerous or time consuming.
The methods outlined below provide guidelines other than trapping that should …
Monitoring calendars are designed to help you monitor orchards more effectively.
The shaded areas show you when to monitor, and the comments section gives you more detailed information.
To download and print this monitoring calendar click IPDM Monitoring Calendar.
To assist you implement monitoring see also the IPDM Monitoring Sheet and IPDM Monitoring Guidelines.
This IPDM monitoring sheet is designed for recording pests and diseases in regular sampling of your orchard, using the protocols described in monitoring methods. Timing of sampling can be guided by the monitoring calendar.
Click here to download the IPDM Monitoring Sheet.
Click here to download the IPDM Monitoring Calendar.
Click here to …
The revised and updated Apple and Pear IPDM manual will be available in 2020.
The new manual will have a greater focus on the integration of management practices that optimise monitoring and management of pests and diseases and will provide region specific guidelines for end-users ranging from new growers and advisors, through …