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
To calculate Cumulative Leaf Infested Days (CLIDs) you need to first monitor weekly or fortnightly using the 10 leaves / tree method and calculate the … Read More
Cumulative leaf infested days, leaf scorch, mites, monitoring
Pruning is an opportunity to monitor for diseases and pests so you are ahead of the game later in the season. Take a moment to … Read More
Bryobia mite, european red mite, monitoring, San Jose Scale, snails, Wood Rotting fungi, woolly aphid
David Williams (Principal Research Scientist, Agriculture Victoria) discusses identification, monitoring and control of Mealybugs, including how to identify the difference between Mealybugs and their natural … Read More
Mealybug, Mealybug ladybird, Mealybug predators, monitoring
European Red Mite (ERM), Two Spotted Mites (TSM) and Bryobia mites all commonly affect apple and pear orchards.
David Williams (Principal Researcher, Agriculture Victoria) discusses how … Read More
Bryobia mite, CLID's, Cumulative leaf infested days, European Red Mite (ERM), monitoring, predator mites, Two-spotted mite
Monitoring as part of IPDM often means using a hand lens. This video provides tips on how to use one effectively.
hand lens, identification of insects in orchards, monitoring
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 … Read More
Bryobia mite, european red mite, mite predators, mite thresholds, mites, monitoring, pests, Two-spotted mite