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 17, 17 September 2021

Spring control of redlegged earth mites
Native budworm
DPIRD’s CropScout app has new sweep net module
Listen to DPIRD’s new crop protection podcasts

PestFax Issue 16, 3 September 2021

Caterpillars in cereal crops: armyworm or budworm?
Locust hatchings have started
Cereal aphid update
Native budworm moth trapping
Check susceptible oat crops for leaf and stem rusts

PestFax Issue 15, 27 August 2021

Diamondback moth activity is increasing in the Geraldton port zone
Russian wheat aphid: their spread and potential impact on summer crops
Native budworm moth trapping update
Are you confused about canola growth stages?
Soilborne Pathogen Workshops

PestFax Issue 14, 20 August 2021

Australian plague locust: spring hatchings are predicted
Native budworm pose a threat to serradella pastures

PestFax Issue 13, 13 August 2021

Identifying aphids in legume crops
Check susceptible crops for native budworm
Brown spot in lupins
Stem rust in volunteer oats

PestFax Issue 12, 30 July 2021

American serpentine leafminer detected in WA. Should grain growers be concerned?
Sclerotinia in lupins
Turnip yellows virus detected in canola crops across the grainbelt
YellowSpotWM webinar recording can be viewed online
Redlegged earth mite survey

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
Register to attend DPIRD’s 2021 crop disease and...