PaDIS

The Pest and Disease Information Service (PaDIS) provides advisory and identification services on animal and plant pests, weeds and diseases that impact Western Australia's agriculture and food industries. This service plays an important frontline role for the detection and reporting of unfamiliar and potentially damaging pests, weeds and diseases of agricultural and quarantine concern.

Articles

  • Brown spot is a fungal disease caused by Nothophoma quercina. It affects jujubes in Western Australia and has been reported in olives, pistachios and Chinese quince in other countries.

  • Ant treatment and control options vary tremendously for homes, gardens, and businesses, depending on the ant species.

  • The Department of Agriculture and Food received a report via the MyPestGuide Reporter app in April 2017 of an insect which has been identified as Sycamore lace bug Corythucha ciliata. This

  • Australian meat ants (Iridomyrmex purpureus gp) are a native ant species.

  • The PestFax Reporter app lets you quickly and easily report observations, and request diagnoses, of pests and diseases in your crop and pasture paddocks to the WA PestFax service.

  • Western Australia remains relatively free of pests and diseases that adversely affect our agricultural industries and environment.

  • European wasps are declared pests in Western Australia and must be reported. Learn about European wasp distinguishing features and behaviours.

  • Ground pearls are closely related to scale insects and can be serious pests of sugarcane and recreational turf.

  • Aphids, mealybugs and scales are the most common sap sucking insects in the garden.

  • Western Australia remains relatively free of pests and diseases that adversely affect our agricultural industries and environment.

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