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 Miconia (Miconia spp.) a declared pest in Western Australia.

  • Control methods for lantana (Lantana camara) a declared pest in Western Australia.

  • Control method for mesquite (Prosopis species) declared pests in Western Australia. Report the presence of this organism before undertaking a control measure.

  • Flag leaf is fused to resemble an onion leaf

    Group I herbicides are used for broadleaf summer weed control or selective broadleaf weed control in cereals.

  • All exposed parts are affected, more on one side with spray drift

    This category includes contact herbicides from a range of chemical groups that require uniform spray coverage to be fully effective.

  • Young growth twists rapidly after herbicide application

    Group I herbicides are used for broadleaf summer weed control or selective broadleaf weed control in cereals. Damage can be caused by soil residues, spray contact or vapour drift.

  • Seedlings rapidly become distorted after spray contact

    Group I herbicides are used for broadleaf summer weed control or selective broadleaf weed control in cereals. Damage can be caused by soil residues, spray contact or vapour drift.

  • Sprayed plants have thickened crowns, stems and petioles and twisted, distorted petioles and leaves

    Group I herbicides are used for broadleaf summer weed control or selective broadleaf weed control in cereals. Damage can be caused by soil residues or spray contact.

  • Stunted plants with pale new growth. Residual herbicide causes reddened cotyledons

    Sulfonlyureas and sulfonamides are systemic herbicides that are used for pre and/or post emergent grass and/or broadleaf weed control in cerealsand are highly toxic in canola.

  • Barley plant death from Fusilade® spray drift from neighbouring lupin paddock

    These are post-emergent grass contol herbicides used for annual ryegrass and/or wild oat control in wheat and barley or non-selective grass control in broadleaf crops.

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