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 1, 6 April 2023

Now is the time to bait snails
Black Portuguese Millipedes
Green bridge surveillance findings
2023 autumn winter insecticide spray guide is now available
Pre-season climate and insect webinars recordings are available online
Canola blackleg risk forecasts

PestFacts WA Issue 21, 18 November 2022

Final PestFacts WA newsletter for 2022!Final PestFacts WA newsletter for 2022!
Green bridge management over summer
PestFacts WA continues successful collaboration with Agworld and Back Paddock

PestFacts WA Issue 20, 4 November 2022

Phomopsis can be a risk when grazing lupin stubble
PREDICTA®B Root disease risk management courses in Perth
Meet PestFacts WA team member – Dusty Severtson

PestFacts WA Issue 19, 21 October 2022

Monitor for slugs now to prepare for next season
WA’s Native budworm moth trapping is nearly finished for 2022
Green peach aphid resistance testing

PestFacts WA Issue 18, 7 October 2022

Avoid snail contamination at harvest
Be mindful of chemical withholding periods if spraying for native budworm
Glume blotch and false (pseudo) black chaff in wheat
Powdery mildew found in canola and lupin
Rhizoctonia bare patches are common this year

PestFacts WA Issue 17, 23 September 2022

Armyworm update
Clean augers, field bins and silos to prevent insects contaminating grain
Flag smut in wheat
PestFacts WA Reporter app now available for android devices

PestFacts WA Issue 16, 9 September 2022

Spring control of redlegged earth mites
Native budworm update
Botrytis grey mould
Anthracnose and Phomopsis in lupins
Leaf rust in oats and wheat

PestFacts WA Issue 15, 2 September 2022

Managing diamondback moths late in the season
Chocolate spot in faba beans
Loose smut in barley

PestFacts WA Issue 14, 26 August 2022

Russian wheat aphid activity update
Native budworm moth numbers are increasing
Beneficials insecticide toxicity table
Late season wheat powdery mildew management

PestFacts WA Issue 13, 12 August 2022

Identifying caterpillars in cereal crops
Diamondback moth update
Native budworm
Wheat powdery mildew fungicide resistance testing

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