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 11, 28 July 2023

Native budworm activity update

PestFacts WA Issue 10, 21 July 2023

Russian wheat aphid
Turnip yellows virus detected in flying green peach aphids and in canola
Bacterial blight, Septoria avenae blotch and leaf rust are appearing in oats

PestFacts WA Issue 9, 14 July 2023

Native budworm are active early
Powdery mildew
Slime mould

PestFacts WA Issue 8, 30 June 2023

The unknown "Dongara" weevil has been attacking canola
European earwigs are hatching again
Blackleg in canola
Sclerotinia stem rot
Early spot-form net blotch is around, but stay calm and don’t spray
Scald on barley
Register to attend DPIRD’s 2023 crop disease and...

PestFacts WA Issue 7, 23 June 2023

Mealy bugs
Green peach aphid and turnip yellow virus update

PestFacts WA Issue 6, 9 June 2023

Green peach aphid alert
2023 winter spring insecticide spray guide is now available

PestFacts WA Issue 5, 26 May 2023

Early season aphid and virus risk in cereals and canola
Black and white tiger moth caterpillars
Lupinosis risk this season

PestFacts WA Issue 4, 12 May 2023

Do not confuse springtails with other pests
Consider beneficial insects when spraying
Growers may need to reapply baits for slugs and snails
Field pea blackspot disease forecasts for WA are available online
Plant disease webinar recording can now be viewed online

PestFacts WA Issue 3, 5 May 2023

Identifying weevils
Downy mildew in canola
Meet PestFacts WA team member - Bec Severtson

PestFacts WA Issue 2, 21 April 2023

Mites and lucerne flea have started hatching
European and native earwigs
Slugs and snails have started to lay eggs
PestFacts WA webinar

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