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 11, 23 July 2021

Native budworm activity this week
Anthracnose in lupins
Sclerotinia stem rot in canola
PestFax continues to collaborate with Agworld, Back Paddock and Planfarm platform users

PestFax Issue 10, 16 July 2021

Fall armyworm update
Green peach aphid and virus update
Russian wheat aphid update 
Native budworm caterpillars and moth trapping
Net blotches found in barley crops and volunteers
Bacterial blight, Septoria avenae blotch and leaf rust are appearing in oats

PestFax Issue 9, 2 July 2021

Diamondback moth
Lucerne flea
Native budworm are active
Russian wheat aphid activity update and feeding damage
Vegetable weevil larvae
2021 winter spring insecticide spray guide is now available
Barley powdery mildew
Sclerotinia update
Spartacus leaf...

PestFax Issue 8, 18 June 2021

A variety of cereal aphids are active
Canola aphid and turnip yellows virus update
Glume blotch and septoria nodorum in wheat
Managing blotches (Spot type and Net type) in barley
More sclerotinia apothecia are germinating
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PestFax Issue 7, 11 June 2021

Sclerotinia apothecia are being found
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PestFax Issue 6, 4 June 2021

Russian wheat aphids have progressed further west
African black beetle, cockchafers and sandgropers are difficult to manage
Latest aphid and turnip yellows virus trapping findings

PestFax Issue 5, 21 May 2021

Aphid and turnip yellows virus update
Locusts are still on the move
Russian wheat aphids are now winged
Blackleg - spores are present and forecasts have begun for 2021
Slime mould found on canola

PestFax Issue 4, 15 May 2021

Fall armyworm moths found at Northam
Do not confuse springtails with other pests
New modes of action now available for aphid management in crops
Slime mould
PestFax foliar and virus disease webinar recording is online

PestFax Issue 3, 7 May 2021

Identifying and managing weevils in canola
Rutherglen bugs are being found in pastures
First field pea blackspot disease forecast for WA is available online

PestFax Issue 2, 29 April 2021

Check emerging canola crops for aphids that may be carrying turnip yellows virus
Redlegged earth mites are hatching and resistance testing is available
Russian wheat aphid found in barley regrowth down south