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

  • Four summer weed time of removal trials were implemented across the Western Australian wheatbelt in March 2017 following a widespread summer rainfall event.

  • Control methods for bitou bush (Chrysanthemoides monilifera subsp. rotundata) a declared pest in Western Australia.

  • Control methods for bellyache bush (Jatropha gossypiifolia) a declared pest in Western Australia.

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

  • Control methods for athel pine (Tamarix aphylla) a declared pest in Western Australia.

  • Control methods for apple of Sodom (Solanum linnaeanum) a declared pest in Western Australia.

  • Control methods for non-native, declared pest Acacia species in Western Australia.

  • Control methods for African rue (Peganum harmala) a declared pest in Western Australia.

  • Control methods for alligator weed (Alternanthera philoxeroides) a declared pest in Western Australia.

  • Leaf spot diseases affecting wheat in Western Australia are septoria nodorum blotch, yellow spot and septoria tritici blotch.

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