Case Study Update: Yarra Valley VIC, February 2019

Grower name:
David and Sue Finger

Location:
Launching place, Yarra Valley VIC

What are the main IPDM issues being focussed on?
Main concerns are black spot and codling moth but mites, birds, heliothis, kangaroos and fruit bats are becoming issues.
 

What are you doing currently with IPDM?
I am using RIMPRO to guide my spray timing for …
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Case Study update: Batlow NSW, February 2019

Grower name:
Jeremy Smart

Location:
Batlow, NSW

What are the main IPDM issues being focussed on?
Key focus through Spring and Summer has been on Woolly Apple Aphid (WAA)  and Codling Moth (CM) management.
 
 

What are you doing currently with IPDM?
WAA – We’ve been keeping a close eye on WAA populations throughout our orchard by carrying …
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Mite monitoring: key to sustainable chemical use

Monitoring mites
Late November is the time to start monitoring for Two-spotted, European red and Bryobia mites.  Although fortnightly monitoring is usually sufficient unless numbers are approaching the action threshold, the use of random sampling in weekly monitoring allows you to cover a greater spread of the orchard and increases the …
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Useful tool – Pests Pocket guide

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 February 2019.
 
Example from Pocket Guide of how to use identification keys
Example from Pocket Guide of identification page of mites
 

Spring pest monitoring in WA orchards

Out of a recent survey and discussions at workshops in August the most mentioned pests of concern in Western Australia were med fly, weevils, woolly aphids, mites and thrips.
Depressions in apple fruitlets caused by apple dimpling bug
Adult apple dimpling bug
For pests that may or may not be a problem in spring, …
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