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.

PestFax Issue 2 April 2018

Australian plague locusts are being found in low numbers
PestFax Reporter app – an easy tool to identify and report crop and pasture pests and diseases
Monitor and manage mice now to avoid seedling damage
Sowing wheat early? Sow longer to minimise frost risk

PestFax Issue 1 April 2018

Green bridge increases risk of early onset of fungal and virus leaf diseases and soil-borne pathogens
Managing sub clover red leaf syndrome in 2018
New app available for managing blackleg in canola
Snails are active in the south

PestFax Issue 26 October 2017

Final PestFax newsletter for 2017!
Sclerotinia is being found in canola
Fasciation found in canola and wild radish
Growers are urged to monitor green bridge to minimise insect pest and plant diseases in crops in 2018
Clean augers, field bins and silos prevent insects...

PestFax Issue 25 October 2017

Barley and wheat disease update
Lupin diseases
DPIRD needs samples of red and dying subterranean clover for testing
PREDICTA® B Root disease risk management course
Australian plague locusts are active
Native budworm moth trapping

PestFax Issue 24 October 2017

Fusarium crown rot in barley and wheat
Diamondback moth activity update
New aphid species in NSW attacks faba beans, broad beans and vetch
Native budworm moth trapping update and vulnerable crops still need to be sweep netted

PestFax Issue 23 October 2017

Wheat disease update
Diamondback moth caterpillar numbers high in some crops
Aphids are damaging lupin crops
Armyworm continue to cause sporadic damage to cereals
Native budworm moth activity and trapping update

PestFax Issue 22 September 2017

Glume blotch and pseudo black chaff found in wheat
More leaf rust found in several wheat varieties up north
Locust and grasshopper hatchings are underway
Uncommon cereal aphid found in wheat crop
Latest native budworm moth activity and management advice

PestFax Issue 21 September 2017

Canola sclerotinia update and managing late infections
More reports of powdery mildew in canola
Growers urged to continue checking wheat for rust
Aphids are active
Diamondback moth update
Other insect pests currently active in cereals
Native budworm moth activity...

PestFax Issue 20 September 2017

Barley and wheat disease update
Canola sclerotinia is widespread across WA
Aphid activity is expected to increase in spring
Diamondback moth activity
Native budworm moth trapping update

PestFax Issue 19 August 2017

Native budworm moth activity and trapping update
CBH’s new three strike approach to maximum residue limit breaches
Useful information and apps