Pests

Mite management in orchards (part 3)

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Bryobia mites are brownish, flattened mites with very long front legs.

Using perfumes for control of Heliothis and related moth pests (part 3)

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Pheromones are a special kind of perfume. The most well known are those produced by female moths to attract males. Pheromones can work well as control agents against small moths where mated females don’t fly too far. They are useless as control agents for large moths like Heliothis and armyworms…

Mite management in orchards (part 2)

European red mite (ERM) is a dark red mite about the same size as TSM.

A new biocontrol agent & mass trapping of codling moth (part 2)

Codling moth is the most serious pest of pome fruit worldwide and the most damaging pest of commercial apple, pear, quince and nashi orchards in Australia.

Using perfumes for control of Heliothis and related moth pests (part 2)

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Pheromones are a special kind of perfume. The most well known are those produced by female moths to attract males. Pheromones can work well as control agents against small moths where mated females don’t fly too far. They are useless as control agents for large moths like Heliothis and armyworms…

Mite management in orchards

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.

Using perfumes for control of Heliothis and related moth pests

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This article is not about pheromones but I will start with these because apple, peach and pear growers in Australia know a fair bit about these for controlling codling and Oriental fruit moths.

A new biocontrol agent and mass trapping of codling moth

Changes to the types of pesticides available for use in fruit production, and the progress of research into biological control of major insect pests, is providing fruit growers with safer, cost-effective and environmentally friendly options to incorporate into their pest management systems.

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