This Easter, gardeners around Melbourne are setting traps in their veggie patches and citrus trees to help Agriculture Victoria researchers search for exotic psyllids. Recently we … Read More
Agriculture Victoria, Citrus Australia, pests, surveillance
Protect your patch, What bug is that?
Queensland fruit fly (QFF) (Bactrocera tryoni) is a significant pest which can infest many different types of fruit and fruiting vegetables, making them inedible. It … Read More
Agriculture Victoria, bad bugs, fruit
Gardening tips, Protect your patch
Who wants to be a Pest Warrior? At the Urban Plant Health Network we’re hoping ALL of you will want to be one!
Read our Pest … Read More
Agriculture Victoria, bad bugs, exotic, garden, pests
Protect your patch, Resources, What bug is that?, Where to go for help
Backyard gardeners – make sure you read and follow the label of any chemicals you are using in your garden!
We are staying at home and … Read More
Agriculture Victoria, bees, beneficials, garden, pests
Sticky trap with cage in a citrus tree. Image credit: Kimberley Lamont
Sticky traps are pieces of coloured plastic or cardboard, typically yellow (or sometimes blue) … Read More
bad bugs, beneficials, Cesar Australia, garden, good bugs, pests
Citrus trees in backyards and orchards in the USA are being killed by a small bug called the Asian Citrus Psyllid (ACP). We want to … Read More
bad bugs, citrus, Citrus Australia, diseases, exotic, pests
The tomato potato psyllid (TPP) is a small sap-sucking insect and a serious pest of tomato, potato, chilli, capsicum, eggplant, tamarillo, sweet potato and weeds … Read More
AUSVEG, bad bugs, exotic, pests, vegetables
Urban growth is critically linked to biosecurity risk, however the extent of this risk is not well understood and efforts to engage urban dwellers in … Read More
biosecurity, Cesar Australia, community, diseases, pests
Historically, our country has been protected by its geographic isolation, which means Australia is free today of many of the pests and diseases common to … Read More
Agriculture Victoria, biosecurity, diseases, pests
Protect your patch, Resources
Australia has a world-class biosecurity system and natural barriers that protect us from exotic pests and diseases, which allows our agriculture industries to thrive. But … Read More
AUSVEG, community, diseases, garden, pests
Protect your patch
Have you spotted an unusual plant pest or disease?
You can report these to the Exotic Plant Pest Hotline -1800 084 881.
Calls within Victoria … Read More
Agriculture Victoria, biosecurity, diseases, exotic, pests
Protect your patch, Resources, What bug is that?, What plant disease is that?, Where to go for help