Independent, expert advice on integrated pest and disease management
It’s important that apple and pear growers do not panic about Fall Armyworm. Although apples and pears have been listed as a host, information from … Read More
David Williams summarises the findings from his research project on the parasitoid wasp Mastrus ridens as a biocontrol agent for codling moth:
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codling moth, mastrus wasp, parasitoid wasp
Netting brings many benefits, but costs can be prohibitive. A panel discussion at the APAL Grower Update hears from growers on how they made the … Read More
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
When monitoring for Loopers, the first thing David Williams does when he walks into a block is have a look at the trees.
“If I can … Read More
Australian Pome fruit orchardists vary in their tolerance of fruit damage and appearance of the fruit. The most important measure of success is the marketable … Read More
IPDM, IPDM monitoring, IPM
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
The brown marmorated stink bug is an exotic plant pest that is a high priority for Australia. This economically damaging pest that could attack over … Read More
Brown marmorated stink bug, exotic pest
Pheromone traps are commonly used to monitor for lightbrown apple moth (LBAM). In Western Australia another species, western fruit moth (WFM), occurs. While these species … Read More
LBAM, light brown apple moth, Western Australia, western fruit moth(WFM)
Andrew Taylor of DPIRD spoke about apple scab and fungicide resistance at the recent Apple and Pear IPDM field day in Manjimup, Western Australia. Andrew, … Read More
apple scab, fungicide resistance, WA
Pozieres, near Stanthorpe Qld
What are the main IPDM issues being focussed on?
Main issues are mites, mealybugs, and QFF.
Codling moth and black spot are … Read More
case study orchard, Mealybug, mites, Queensland
Case Study Orchards, QLD