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.

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  • Mango shoot looper is an invasive pest of mango and lychee (or litchi) trees. Rambutan, longan, cashew and pistachio trees can also be affected by this plant pest.

  • The fall armyworm moth (Spodoptera frugiperda) is a plant pest that can damage a wide variety of crops.

  • Onion smut (Urocystis cepulae) is a disease of onions. This disease is absent from Western Australia.

  • 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 PestFacts WA service.

  • Citrus gall wasp is a pest that affects all citrus species. Citrus tree owners are encouraged to implement control measures on their property to reduce the threat to the citrus industry in Western

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

  • Early identification of important invasive and native problematic ants within Western Australia is critical to achieving successful control and preventing invasive ant species from gaining a footho

  • The Department of Primary Industries and Regional Development's (DPIRD) Quarantine WA service is here to support individuals and businesses as they pursue their activities, while ensuring our borde

  • Dried fruit and milled cereal products have been subject to insect attack ever since humans began to store food.

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