Crop Protection

Page last updated: Thursday, 23 November 2023 - 10:20am

The Crop Protection team provides industry with effective, rapid and efficient on-farm management strategies to minimise losses from pests, weeds and diseases.

The team generate new technologies for the early identification of pests, weeds and diseases while including reduced chemical input.

DPIRD Crop Protection Team
DPIRD Crop Protection Field Day

Crop Protection Research Priorities

  • Use ‘Smart’ methods for the early detection of pests, weeds and diseases.
  • Reduce chemical footprint: reduced or no pesticides.
  • Understand the biology, epidemiology, ecology and adaptation to identify weak spots.
  • Integrate new technologies into farm and regional management packages.
  • Work with growers, grower groups and agronomists for profitable WA farming systems.

Priority Projects

Contact information

Helen Spafford
+61 (0)8 9166 4074