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.
- Effective control of brome grass in the southern and western cropping zones
- Epidemiology and management of Rhizoctonia in low and medium rainfall zones
- Furthering grower knowledge and understanding of the scientifically unidentified 'Dongara weevil'
- Investigating systems for the control of Desiantha weevil in relation to resistance and biology in WA
- More effective control of pest snails in Australian grain crops
- What is the best fit for Electric Weed Control in Australia?
- Effective virus management in grain crops