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

  • Sprayed leaves shrivel rapidly

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

  • This article provides information on the use of biological control agents for declared plants in Western Australia.

  • The use of phenoxy herbicides is restricted in Western Australia (WA) under the Aerial Spraying Control Act 1966 and the Agriculture and Related Resources Protection (Spraying Restrict

  • Beneficials are insects and pathogens that kill crop pests, they are also referred to as 'natural enemies' or 'biological control agents' of pests.

  • The following information provides details on the characteristics of sodium fluoroacetate (1080) and its use in Western Australia

  • This article contains the booklet 'landholder information for the safe use and management of strychnine for emu control' and provides a general summary of a landho

  • Strychnine is a highly poisonous substance that can only be used for control of pest emus and wild dogs.

  • This web page is part of the Bait and poison directory for vertebrate pests in Western Australia.

  • Under the BAM Act, landholders - landowners and occupiers - are responsible for the control of foxes, wild dogs, feral pigs, rabbits and emus on their properties.

  • Most bait products registered for use on wild dogs in WA use sodium fluoroacetate (1080) as their active ingredient. Landholders have certain obligations under the code of practice for the safe use

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