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The Department of Primary Industries and Regional Development (DPIRD) is currently responding to an outbreak of Queensland fruit fly (Qfly) in Perth's western suburbs (detected in March 2020).
A Quarantine Area Notice is in place that applies restrictions to the movement of host plants produced in the Quarantine Area to other areas in the state where tomato-potato psyllid is not known to
PestFax is an interactive reporting service delivered by DPIRD, providing risk alerts, current information and advice on pests and diseases threatening crops and pastures throughout the grain belt
To provide an update to the Western Australian grains industry on surveillance for Russian wheat aphid (RWA) in WA and effective management should the pest be found in WA.
In the south-west of Western Australia, many types of beetles are found in pastures, broadacre and horticultural crops.
Potato leafminer fly is a potato pest in Indonesia but does not occur in Western Australia. Natural enemies help control it.
Cattle lice cause irritation and rubbing that results in hair loss and poor coat quality. Cattle won’t always require treatment for a skin problem resulting from a lice infestation.
The Australian plague locust is a declared pest under the the Biosecurity and Agriculture Management Act 2007.
The presence of insects in flower crops can result in feeding damage to flowers, leaves and stems or cause galls to form.