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A range of biosecurity responsibilities for small landholders will be the focus of Department of Primary Industries and Regional Development information and presentations at Gidgegannup Small Farm
Residents and businesses across Mundaring, Kalamunda, Swan, Gosnells and Canning are called on to join efforts against the European wasp, following a spike in nest numbers across Perth.
Garden weevil (Phlyctinus callosus) was accidentally introduced into Western Australia from South Africa. This weevil is now a severe pest of grapevines and other horticultural crops.
Apple looper (Phrissogonus laticostata) is a native insect that damages fruit in apple orchards and vineyards in the South West of Western Australia.
The common auger beetle, Xylopsocus gibbicollis, is a native insect that attacks grapevines in the South-West and Great Southern regions of Western Australia.
African black beetle (Heteronychus arator), is native to southern Africa. It has been present in Western Australia since the 1930s and occurs in the wetter coastal regions.
The European earwig (Forficula auricularia) is native to Europe and has been in Australia from the mid-1850s.
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.
Two mealybug species, the longtailed mealybug (Pseudococcus longispinus), and obscure mealybug (Pseudococcus viburni) occur in grapevines and deciduous fruit tree crops in Western
Grape phylloxera, Daktulosphaira vitifoliae, is a major pest in all grape growing countries around the world.