Autumn Snail Control

Several snail pest species are found in Australia, however damage is usually caused by the common garden snail (pictured) , Helix aspersa. (Photo: DPIRD WA)
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Snail control is best done on multiple fronts. Snails need humid places to shelter, such as among weeds and other vegetation and in tree guards.
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Case Study Update: Nannup WA – March 2019

Orchardist: Mark Scott, Nannup WA
What are the main IPDM issues being focussed on?
Mites, Apple Dimple Bug, Woolly Apple Aphid, MedFly, brown snails, apple scab, pear scab, powdery mildew, spring beetle, weevils (Apple, G.W, FRW)
What are you doing currently with IPDM?

Monitoring Apple Dimple Bug and spring beetle
Spot monitor for mites through …
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Case Study update: Kirip WA, March 2019

Terry Martella, Kirip WA:
What are the main IPDM issues being focussed on?
Mites, ADB, weevils, mealybug, powdery mildew (influenced by netting), and looper.
What are you doing currently with IPDM?

Resistance program based on activity groups
Monitoring mites and mealybug

What has worked well? What hasn’t?

Mite monitoring generally paying off because it allows observation of …
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Advisor perspective: Adelaide Hills SA, March 2019

Advisor name: Mark Staniford, agronomist with EE Muirs in Lenswood, SA.
Background: Mark’s father was a fruitgrower in the Adelaide Hills. Mark has been working as an agronomist with EE Muirs in the Adelaide Hills for 5 years after a career working for PIRSA and the Costa group doing citrus irrigation scheduling.
What are …
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Case Study update: Adelaide Hills SA, March 2019

Joe Ceravolo, Adelaide Hills SA: 
What are the main IPDM issues being focussed on?
Trying to use minimal chemical inputs. AgXtra are doing a trial on predators for two-spotted mite. There are no codling moth issues in the block but looper, Helicoverpa and lightbrown apple moth (LBAM) are issues.
What are you doing …
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Advisor perspective: Stanthorpe QLD, March 2019

Advisor name: Andrew Hennoste, Branch Manager/Agronomist, Elders Stanthorpe.
Background: Andrew has a B. Ag. Sci. He completed 10 years with Bugs for Bugs learning about rearing, distribution, and monitoring of biological controls before he joined Elders at Stanthorpe 19 years ago. As Branch Manager/ Agronomist and pest scout, Andrew provides advice and …
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Case Study update: Stanthorpe QLD, March 2019

Daniel Nicoletti, Stanthorpe QLD: 
What are the main IPDM issues being focussed on?
Main issues are mites, mealybugs, and QFF. Codling moth is no longer an issue.
What are you doing currently with IPDM?
Attempting to get mealybug control by releasing predatory beetle (Cryptolaemus). Have also mowed every second alley to encourage predatory mites …
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Case Study update: Geeveston TAS, March 2019

Orchardist: John Evans, Geeveston TAS
What are the main IPDM issues being focussed on?
John feels he has no major pest and disease problems but he still focuses on scab (black spot), codling moth, native bud worm (Heliothis/ Helicoverpa), and Dimple bug as potential threats that need to be addressed.
What are you …
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Case Study update: Batlow NSW, March 2019

What are the main IPDM issues being focussed on?
Focus on Woolly Apple Aphid (WAA) and Codling Moth (CM) continued as harvest commenced. Mites also became an issue in the lead-up to harvest and required some attention.
What are you doing currently with IPDM?
WAA & CM – The start of Harvest in …
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