Feature article: pests

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.

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.

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.

Woolly Aphid

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Many growers have noticed white cotton-like masses on leaves, limbs, shoots, pruning wounds, and on the trunk of their apple trees. These white cotton-like masses represent a serious pest of apples in Australia: the woolly aphid.

Codling moth IPM—basic principles

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Timing is the key to the successful application of insecticides for Codling moth control

Menu special: Codling moth (part 2)

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Some interesting findings: Carabid beetles & earwigs. To wet your appetite, the project found very interesting results on who is eating the dreaded codling moth.

Breeding plant resistance: from cross breeding to gene technology (part 2)

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Gene transformation: Gene technology has commonly been used in agriculture for pest and disease resistance and herbicide tolerance, and most recently for developing a greater nutritional value in foods.

Breeding plant resistance: from cross breeding to gene technology (part 1)

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Cross-breeding: Breeding for plant resistance to pests and diseases has traditionally focussed on the use of genes from wild-type plants that can naturally combat pathogens.

Queensland Fruit Fly a threat to IPM (part2)

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Last month we looked at trapping and monitoring QFF. This month we look at control measures.

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