Control methods

Pests, weeds and diseases (pests) pose serious risk for primary producers as they can impact on market access and agricultural production. Pest control is best achieved with an Integrated Pest Management plan using a range of biological, chemical, mechanical, physical or cultural control methods.

To reduce the impacts of pests, the Department of Agriculture and Food, Western Australia:

  • works with landholders and grower/community/biosecurity groups on control.
  • provides diagnostic services and information on prevention, management and treatment.
  • provides biosecurity measures to prevent introduction, and to eradicate or manage current pests.

If you need advice on pests please search our website or contact our Pest and Disease Information Service (PaDIS).

Articles

  • 9 December 2016

    Herbicides play a vital role in integrated weed management programs.

  • 9 December 2016

    Herbicides can be applied by a variety of means including boom sprayers, aerial spraying, misters, blanket wipers, rope wick applicators, weed seekers and back-pack sprayers.

  • 9 December 2016

    Annual ryegrass (Lolium rigidum) is one of the most serious and costly weeds of annual winter cropping systems in southern Australia.

  • 23 May 2016

    In Western Australia, competition from seven to ninety capeweed plants per square metre in a wheat crop can reduce crop yield by 28-44% and net return by 25-76%.

  • 1 August 2016

    Herbicide resistance is the inherited ability of an individual plant to survive a herbicide application that would kill a normal population of the same species.

  • 9 December 2016

    Windmill grass (Chloris truncata) is a native species and is the tenth most common summer weed species in the Western Australian wheatbelt.

  • 25 October 2016

    The Weed Seed Wizard is a computer simulation tool that helps you understand and manage weed seedbanks on your farm.

  • 26 August 2016

    Stripe rust (Puccinia striiformis f. sp. tritici) and leaf rust (Puccinia triticina) can be a significant threat to wheat crops in Western Australia in some seasons.

  • 1 September 2016

    Barley leaf disease management options supported by the latest research findings are shown here.

  • 19 December 2016

    The Bait and poison directory for vertebrate pests in Western Australia provides a starting point for landholders, pastoralists, retailers, manufacturers and/or wholesalers who want to supply or us

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