PestFacts WA

PestFacts WA 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.

PestFacts WA Issue 21, 10 November 2023

Final PestFacts WA newsletter for 2023!
Virus surveillance and aphid monitoring findings
Dongara weevil investigation update
Green bridge management over summer

PestFacts WA Issue 20, 27 October 2023

Armyworm in cereals
Diamondback moth surveillance summary
WA’s native budworm trapping program finishes next week
Free seed testing for virus infections in pulses
Loose smut webinar

PestFacts WA Issue 19, 6 October 2023

Native budworm monitoring and management in maturing crops
Barley leaf rust
Fusarium crown rot

PestFacts WA Issue 18, 22 September 2023

Cereal cyst nematodes

PestFacts WA Issue 17, 15 September 2023

Aphid activity update
Diamondback moth numbers remain low
Native budworm caterpillar update

PestFacts WA Issue 16, 8 September 2023

Why is my crop patchy? Diagnose soilborne diseases to form strategies for next season
Flag smut in wheat
Wheat leaf rust update
Protecting grain: Ensure clean augers, field bins and silos against insects

PestFacts WA Issue 15, 1 September 2023

Spring control of redlegged earth mites
Cabbage leafminer
Monitor for slugs now to prepare for next season
Native budworm update
Barley loose smut – this year and going forward

PestFacts WA Issue 14, 25 August 2023

Cabbage aphids have been increasing in canola
Powdery mildew in multiple crop species
Preventing grain staining in oats from Septoria avenae blotch

PestFacts WA Issue 13, 18 August 2023

Diamondback moth numbers are low, but growers are reminded to monitor with warming temperatures
Native budworm caterpillars are appearing in the northern region
Turnip yellows virus is spreading in canola in Kwinana West and Albany port zones
Sclerotinia stem rot update

PestFacts WA Issue 12, 11 August 2023

Leaf rust in wheat
Nodorum blotch and yellow spot in wheat
Loose smut in barley


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