PestFacts WA

Do you want to host a native budworm moth trap this season?

Native budworm trap
Native budworm moth pheremone trap. Photo courtesy of: Alan Lord (DPIRD).

In the next few weeks volunteer farmers, agronomists and some Department of Primary Industries and Regional Development (DPIRD) staff will commence weekly pheromone trapping for native budworm moths.

This trapping is part of a program to monitor the potential risk of native budworm caterpillars to pulse and canola crops. More information on the native budworm moth can be found at DPIRD’s Management and economic thresholds for native budworm page.

If you are interested in hosting a trap more information about installing and monitoring, plus last season’s trapping data, is available at DPIRD’s Native budworm moth trapping in Western Australia page.

Farmers or consultants who would like to have a trap on their property this season can contact DPIRD’s technical officer Alan Lord, South Perth, on +61 (0)8 9368 3758 or +61 (0)409 689 468.