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

  • Worm farms are good for the environment as the worms recycle organic waste by converting it into liquid and solid fertilisers. These farms are popular with householders as they are easy to look aft

  • Nematodes are common soil pests that affect plants.

  • The failure of citrus trees to produce a satisfactory crop of fruit even though blossom has been abundant, and the initial set of fruit is apparently normal, 

  • Most individuals presume that they are already weed-aware because of the effort they put into removing weeds from their lawns and flower beds.

  • Many climbing plants enhance vertical space in the garden, but some can become a serious nuisance for you and your neighbours.

  • The bumblebee is familiar to many people who have visited Europe and Tasmania however, this ‘cute’ exotic bee could become a serious pest if it is unwittingly introduced to Western Australia.

  • Various insects, nematodes and mite pests can damage tomato crops in the home garden and nematodes, russet mites and budworms can be especially destructive. The plants can be damaged at all stages

  • Septoria spot (Septoria citri) is a serious pest of citrus that can affect external fruit quality. This pest is not known to occur in Western Australia.

  • Mites of the Tetranychidae family (commonly known as spider mites) include some important pests of economic concern to agriculture and forestry.

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