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This trial investigated if feeding damage caused by cabbage aphid causes yield loss in canola. The trial was established to re-investigate management guidelines for aphid colonies in canola.
This series of video tutorials has been produced to provide advice about the best ways to monitor and sample crops to diagnose and overcome constraints to crop production.
An imported fruit fly from the United Kingdom (UK) has shown great potential to biologically control the damaging horticultural pest Mediterranean fruit fly (Medfly), following glasshouse trials in
The Department of Agriculture and Food’s PestFax information and reporting service has been kept busy in 2016 with more than 1100 reports of pests and diseases from across the grainbelt.
The threat of Australian Plague Locusts has been downgraded for the eastern wheatbelt and southern agricultural regions, bringing good news for the State’s farmers.
The Department of Agriculture and Food recently celebrated the success of its inaugural Pantry Blitz which ran over four weeks, from 13 August to 10 September, as part of National Science Week.
The Department of Agriculture and Food has a app for grape growers to report signs of pests and diseases in their grapevines as the new growing season begins.
Asian longhorned beetle (Anoplophora glabripennis) is a wood-boring pest that usually targets deciduous hardwood trees such as elm, willow, poplar, maple and a variety of fruit trees.
The Department of Agriculture and Food has begun surveying for Australian Plague Locusts in the central wheatbelt and is reminding farmers to check paddocks for activity.
Regional landholders in the grainbelt are advised to inspect properties for locust activity and be prepared to implement control activities during spring.