Case Study Update: Kirup WA – mite monitoring paying off

Grower name:
Terry Martella, B Martella & Sons

Location:
Kirup, WA

What are the main IPDM issues being focussed on?
Mites, ADB, weevils, mealybug, powdery mildew (influenced by netting), and looper. Action Plan includes:
·        Consider replacing Klartan against ADB.
·        Investigate use of cumulative leaf infested days (CLIDs) instead of mites/leaf or percentage leaves infested to …
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Case Study Update: Nannup WA – spot spraying Spring beetles and oil spray combats Bryobia at green tip

Grower name:
Mark Scott

Location:
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?
Action Plan for this season includes:
Monitoring Apple Dimple Bug and spring beetle
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Case Study Update: Yarra Valley – combining RIMPRO with MetEye and strategic release of predatory mites

Grower name:
David Finger

Location:
Yarra Junction, Victoria

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 black spot and …
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Case Study Update: Adelaide Hills – sprays may be causing mite issues and hit parasitoid wasp

Grower name:
Joe Ceravolo

Location:
Adelaide Hills

What are the main IPDM issues being focussed on?
Codling moth, black spot and lightbrown apple moth (LBAM) are under control.

What are you doing currently with IPDM?
Trying to capitalise on the low pest and disease populations and attempt to further reduce pesticide use while maintaining effective control and …
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Case Study Update: NSW – trial of earwig monitoring and degree day weather station for CM

Grower name:
Jeremy, Michael and Sharon Smart

Location:
Tingira Orchard, Batlow

What are the main IPDM issues being focussed on?
Focus on Woolly Apple Aphid (WAA) and Codling Moth (CM) continued with the implementation of an earwig monitoring trial and installation of new weather station with degree day prediction model for CM. Mites are likely …
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Case Study Update: Tassie – Monitoring for budworms and dimpling bug working well

Grower name: John Evans
Location: Geeveston, Tasmania
Background: Codling moth, black spot and lightbrown apple moth (LBAM) are under control. Despite the use of chlorpyrifos sprays from early green tip until early pink bud earwigs are still contributing good control of codling moth and wooly apple aphid. The parasitoid wasp Aphelinus mali …
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Woolly aphid parasitoids

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 establish on the shoots, and aphids in colonies that survived on branches over winter begin to multiply. The tiny wasp (A.Mali) parasitises woolly apple aphids …
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