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 Primary Industries and Regional Development:

  • 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.

For advice on control methods search our website or contact our Pest and Disease Information Service (PaDIS).

Articles

  • Control methods for salvinia (Salvinia molesta) a declared pest in Western Australia. Report the presence of this organism before undertaking a control measure.

  • Control methods for needle burr (Amaranthus spinous) a declared pest in Western Australia.

  • Control methods for Senegal tea (Gymnocoronis spilanthoides) a declared pest in Western Australia.

  • This farm biosecurity educational package developed for upper secondary agricultural students consists of a suite of lesson plans with case studies and activities. The content aims to help students

  • This article contains best practice information for Approved Pastoralists, Licenced Pest Management Technicians and Authorised Officers when making 1080 dried meat baits for the control of wild dog

  • Control methods for pond apple (Annona glabra) a declared pest in Western Australia.

  • Weeds sprayed with a sub-lethal dose of a phenoxy, hormone-type herbicide appear to become more palatable to stock.

  • Control methods for leafy elodea (Egeria dansa) a declared pest in Western Australia.

  • Control methods for water lettuce (Pistia stratiotes) a declared pest in Western Australia.

  • Control methods for sicklepod (Senna tora) a declared pest in Western Australia.

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