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 12 July 2018

Green peach aphid resistance to seed dressings increasing virus spread?
Net blotch in Barley

PestFax Issue 11 June 2018

Cereal aphids and cowpea aphids are now active. Are you still checking for the Russian wheat aphid?
Final 2018 field pea blackspot forecast for WA
More reports of spot-type net blotch in barley

PestFax Issue 10 June 2018

A variety of mites are active
Beetles, weevils and other caterpillars are being found in crops
Lucerne flea insecticide resistance testing is available this season
Slugs are active down south
Yellow spot in wheat
New blackleg sporacle forecast available

PestFax Issue 9 June 2018

Aphids and virus in canola – a 2018 risk guide
Cabbage aphids are in canola
An unusual aphid found in barley highlights the importance of correct identification
Lucerne flea activity update
Barley spot-type net blotch found
New field pea blackspot risk forecast for WA...

PestFax Issue 8 June 2018

Growers and consultants are urged to check for lucerne flea and mites
Desiantha weevils and rutherglen bugs are in canola
Latest blackleg sporacle forecast is predicting high blackleg risk in southern areas

PestFax Issue 7 June 2018

African black beetle larvae (cockchafers) are damaging emerging barley and wheat
Barley leaf rust found in volunteers down south
Growers are urged to keep checking blackleg risk forecasts as canola crops emerge
Updated field pea blackspot risk forecast for WA available online

PestFax Issue 6 May 2018

Coon and rutherglen bugs
2018 autumn winter insecticide spray guide is now available
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PestFax Issue 5 May 2018

Field pea blackspot sowing guide for WA is now available online
Insect pest activity this week
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PestFax Issue 4 May 2018

Field pea blackspot disease forecasts will be available next week for WA
A variety of insects, and snails, are being reported as crops emerge
Tips for monitoring and identifying insects in emerging crops

PestFax Issue 3 April 2018

2018 canola blackleg sporacle forecasts are now available
More cases of neonicotinoid resistance in the green peach aphid detected across Australia
The updated I SPY manual is available for download
Other useful information and apps