Pests

Managing mites in orchards (part3)

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Agriculture Victoria research conducted in the Goulburn Valley developed a more accurate and reliable threshold based on the cumulative number of leaf-infested days.

A beast of the Orient: Codling moth (part 2)

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Pest status of codling moth in China

Side-effects of pesticides on non-target organisms

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The crop protection industry has relied on synthetic broad spectrum pesticides that are effective, relatively inexpensive and easy to apply.

Managing mites in orchards (part2)

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There are several species of mites that infest pome and/or stone fruit trees in Victoria and they have different life cycles and habits that growers need to understand in order to efficiently manage their impact on crops. Bryobia mites are brownish, flattened mites with very long front legs.

A beast of the Orient: Codling moth (Cydia pomonella)

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This is a series of articles on insect pests that afflict fruit growers in China, however, this one has been in Australia for more than 100 years but it is definitely an Oriental and most definitely a beast.

Managing mites in orchards

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There are several species of mites that infest pome and/or stone fruit trees in Victoria and they have different life cycles and habits that growers need to understand in order to efficiently manage their impact on crops.

Future of Integrated Pest Management

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Lori Berger is the academic coordinator for the University of California’s statewide Integrated Pest Management program. She spoke recently about the sustainability of IPM and where it’s heading in the future.

The wonder of biological control (part 3)

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The search began to find a species that could control the scale insect on Christmas Island—and we found it—a tiny wasp known as Tachardiaephagus somervillei, which attacks the yellow lac scale insect in its native South-East Asia.  (continued from last month)

The red necked longicorn beetle (part 2)

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Control of Red necked longicorn (continued)

Helicovex®: most concentrated Heliothis NPV product

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  Helicovex® is a highly concentrated SC formulation of more than 7.5x1012 PIB/litre Helicoverpa armigera Nucleopolyhedrovirus (HearNPV), making it the most concentrated Heliothis NPV product on the market.

The wonder of biological control (part 2)

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Parks Australia has been trying lots of different methods to control yellow crazy ants.

The red necked longicorn beetle

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The red necked longicorn (Aromia bungii) is a major pest of peach, plum and cherry trees in China, Mongolia and Korea.

Biological insecticide for codling & Oriental fruit moth in pome & stone fruit

  IPM–focused apple and pear growers, and organic producers are aware that Organic Crop Protectants' product, Grandex Granulosis virus is a biological control tool for the management of Codling Moth and Oriental Fruit Moth.

The wonder of biological control

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Links in an ecosystem are amazing, and a fundamental approach in IPM is to tackle the weakest link.

Manage fruit fly with Fruition

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With Queensland fruit fly already on the move in warmer growing areas, AgNova Technologies is reminding growers about its innovative Fruition Traps which were successfully launched last year.

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