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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  • 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.

  • 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

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

  • Portuguese millipedes (Ommatoiulus moreleti) belong to a group of animals called Myriapoda (meaning many-legged), which also includes several native Australian millipedes and centipedes.

  • Clothes moths, carpet beetles and silverfish can be destructive household pests. This information will help you recognise what they look like and understand their habits and where they live.

  • Many landholders use compost and animal manure to improve their soil’s structure, texture, aeration, fertility and water-holding capacity.

  • 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.

  • Cypress canker or conifer die-back is a serious disease of exotic conifers that is common in Perth.

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