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 6 May 2017

Updated field pea blackspot risk forecast for WA available
Growers are urged to check canola crops for redlegged earth mites even if crops have had an insecticidal seed treatment
Weevils and vegetable beetles are attacking vulnerable canola crops
The PestFax map needs your reports...

PestFax Issue 5 May 2017

Leaf rust and loose smut in barley regrowth down south
Canola and cereal virus infection in volunteers
Green peach aphids are colonising on imidacloprid treated canola
Earwigs and vegetable beetles in canola
More weevil and mite activity
Tips on how to identify insects...

PestFax Issue 4 May 2017

Barley and wheat leaf rust warning for 2017
Field pea blackspot sowing guide forecast for WA
Pasture webworm and other caterpillars damaging pastures
Locusts are a concern for germinating crops
Mites, lucerne flea and weevils – tiny things in big numbers
Canola aphids...

PestFax Issue 3 April 2017

New canola blackleg spore shower forecast available
Monitor emerging crops for locusts
Rutherglen bugs are damaging canola seedlings
Slugs and snails are still active down south and other insects are eating the baits

PestFax Issue 2 April 2017

Powdery mildew found on wheat volunteers down south
Redlegged earth mites are starting to hatch
Snails and slugs are on the move in the south

PestFax Issue 1 April 2017

Green bridge increases risk of early onset of fungal and virus leaf diseases and soil-borne pests and diseases
2017 canola blackleg sporacle forecasts are now available and some canola varieties have reduced blackleg resistance ratings
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PestFax Special Harvest Issue November 2016

Look out for Sclerotinia sclerotes in harvested canola, lupin and pulse seed

Get your harvested field pea seed tested for Pea seed-borne mosaic virus

Seed-borne disease risks to be aware of this harvest!

Locust risk downgraded

What interesting statistics have emerged...

PestFax Issue 29 October 2016

Final PestFax newsletter for 2016!
More reports of fusarium crown rot
Clean augers, field bins and silos prevent insects contaminating grain
Harvesting a frosted crop
Locust activity update for central agricultural region
Native budworm moth trapping update

PestFax Issue 28 October 2016

PreDicta B agronomist root disease risk management course
Assistance now available for spring locust control
Native budworm moth activity and trapping update

PestFax Issue 27 October 2016

Monitor barley and wheat crops for fusarium crown rot
Australian plague locust update
Identify pests in your harvested grain
Native budworm moth activity and trapping update