Topic: IPDM

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 December 2018.
 
Example from Pocket Guide of how to use identification keys
Example from Pocket Guide of identification page of mites
 

Useful Tool – Pest Monitoring Guidelines

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 […]

What is Integrated Pest and Disease Management (IPDM)

IPDM is integrated pest and disease management.   More simply, IPDM involves evaluating your pest problems and then developing a systems approach to manage the problems in a crop production context.  The complication is that you must consider impact on the entire block and side effects on biocontrol agents working “behind […]