PestFax Reporter

Page last updated: Friday, 2 March 2018 - 9:32am

PestFax Reporter lets you quickly and easily report observations of pests and diseases in your paddocks to the Western Australian PestFax editor.

The PestFax service, which includes the PestFax newsletter and PestFax Map, relies on your input and observations to make up the content that goes into PestFax each week. All observations are compiled by the WA PestFax editor to keep you better informed about what is happening in your area.

We look forward to getting and responding to your reports.

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Using PestFax Reporter

The first time that you open PestFax Reporter, you will need to enter your contact details (that is, name, email address and phone number). PestFax Reporter will remember your details so that the editor always knows who you are and can get back to you if needed.

To make a report simply choose the host plant (that is, what is growing in your paddock) and the pest, disease or other problem you are reporting. If you wish, you can also add the variety of the host plant, and the severity level of the problem that you are reporting from the selection lists provided.

PestFax Reporter knows your GPS location and the current date, but you can change these manually if you want.

When you have entered the host and problem details just hit Send and your report will be submitted. Your report will be submitted immediately if you have mobile coverage, or it will submit as soon as you are in range.

If you want the PestFax editor to get back to you, you can request a call back or an email.

Features of PestFax Reporter

  • Easy registration process
  • Quick and easy reports to PestFax editor
  • If you like, you can request that the PestFax editor get back to you to discuss the report
  • Reports can be made even when you don't have mobile coverage
  • You can archive and re-send your past reports
  • Using PestFax reporter it is easy to collect surveillance data (contact for details)

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PestFax is an informative and interactive reporting service on pests and diseases threatening crops and pastures throughout the grain belt of WA. Weekly news updates throughout the growing season provide readers with risk alerts, current information and advice.

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