Pome and Summer Fruit Orchard Spray Guide for Western Australia 2014-15

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The Pome and Summer Fruit Orchard Spray Guide 2014-15 provides information on chemical products, both registered and those as minor use permits, to control insect, mite and mollusc pests, diseases and weeds in orchards in Western Australia.

It also provides information for postharvest treatment of fruit and is tailored to the specific growing conditions in Western Australia.

The guide is produced every two years and released at the beginning of the growing season. Printed copies are available on request or can be downloaded in electronic form from this web site.

The Pome and Summer Fruit Orchard Spray Guide provides Western Australian pome and stone fruit growers with information on chemical control measures, management and monitoring of pests and diseases in their orchards, as well as postharvest treatments.

Topics covered include:

  • integrated pest management (IPM) and integrated fruit production
  • organic and biodynamic production
  • pesticide application, resistance and safety
  • quarantine issues
  • industry contacts and technical information
  • diagnostic service
  • development stages of apple blossom and summerfruit
  • pome and summerfruit exotic pests
  • pest and disease monitoring and treatment calendars
  • orchard spray options
  • herbicides
  • postharvest treatments.

External contacts

Some useful links below provide access to further information concerning Western Australian and national legislation, regulation, training, chemical resistance and production information. Other links are listed within the guide.

Requesting a copy

To receive a hard copy of the current orchard spray guide, contact the Manjimup Office of the Department of Agriculture and Food, Western Australia.

Tel: +61 (0)8 9777 0000
Fax: +61 (0)8 9777 0001
Email: manjimupdo@agric.wa.gov.au

Download an electronic copy from this page.

Contact information

John Sutton
+61 (0)8 9777 0137
Stewart Learmonth
+61 (0)8 9777 0167

Authors

John Sutton
Helen Collie
Stewart Learmonth