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.

  • 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

  • Codling moth (Cydia pomonella) is a serious pest of apples and other pome fruit and has the potential to cause severe crop losses.

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

  • Myrtle rust is a serious disease that infects and kills many plants belonging to the Myrtaceae family including eucalypts, bottlebrushes, paperbarks and peppermint trees.

  • The European wasp is considered one of the worst wasps in the world - harmful to people, our outdoor lifestyles and to our horticultural and agricultural industries.

  • 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.

  • The Department of Primary Industries and Regional Development's Quarantine WA service works hard to prevent the introduction of exotic pests, diseases and weeds found in other states and territorie

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