Pests

Botanicals as pest control (part 3)

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Many products in the pipeline coming from the USA are mixtures of essential oils.

Another nasty: Oriental fruit fly (part 3)

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In China, there is a species of fruit fly with remarkably similar habits to Qfly. It is the Oriental fruit fly Bactrocera dorsalis (OFF).

PheroKlip™—a new generation of pheromone mating disruption dispensers

Smartgreen Bioscience Pty Ltd has recently registered three new pheromone mating disruption products: PheroKlip CM, PheroKlip OFM and PheroKlip CM/OFM. PheroKlip dispensers have the same active ingredient content, release rate and field life as the old competitive formulation but they have a different shape.

Botanicals as pest control (part 2)

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The names of many insecticidal plants seem to come from a cookbook: mint, rosemary, thyme and clove, and they are proven safe for mankind and the environment.

Another nasty: Oriental fruit fly (part 2)

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The Queensland fruit fly (Q fly) is a pest familiar to most fruit growers in eastern Australia and ranges from the high tropics to the outskirts of Melbourne. It feeds on citrus, stone fruit, apple and pears, mango, avocado and a host of other fruit. In China, there is a…

Side-effects of pesticides on non-target organisms (part 3)

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Dithiocarbamate fungicides - Fungicides toxic to predatory mites

Botanicals as pest control

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Before organophosphates, before organochlorines, before carbamates, before synthetic pyrethroids… there were botanicals.

Another nasty: Oriental fruit fly

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The Queensland fruit fly (Q fly) is a pest familiar to most fruit growers in eastern Australia and ranges from the high tropics to the outskirts of Melbourne.

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.

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