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Growers and agronomists are invited to attend a three-day workshop in August to gain ‘hands on’ training in identification of insect pests and diseases in grain crops.
New smart technology is available to assist broadacre grain growers with in-paddock snail and slug pest control.
Smartphones are being trialled by Department of Primary Industries and Regional Development researchers to more effectively track and combat crop pests.
This page summarises the main factors to consider when planning or managing a canola crop.
Calibrate your bait spreaders estimate baits per square metre with a single photo.
Residents, local shires and sporting clubs in the wheatbelt are reminded to be on the lookout for Australian plague locusts.
Green peach aphid feeding damage to flowering canola did not cause yield loss
Canola seed oil content also was not correlated to population density of green peach aphids
Grain growers monitoring crops for signs of pests, diseases, frost and other production constraints are advised the popular MyCrop crop diagnostic tool has been updated.
Russian wheat aphid is a major production pest of wheat, barley and oat crops.
The night antics of snails have been exposed as part of research project to improve control measures for the pest, which costs Western Australian grain growers more than $4 million a year.