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The annual campaign to stop European wasps gaining a foothold in Western Australia is underway, with residents and businesses reminded to be on the lookout for the invasive pest.
The pest fall armyworm has been detected near Gingin as part of a surveillance program run by the Department of Primary Industries and Regional Development (DPIRD).
Spring is great for many yard fruits to ripen, but it also provides a prime breeding ground for a problem pest in Perth’s western suburbs.
The Department of Primary Industries and Regional Development is ready to embark on another round of surveillance in Fremantle for the destructive pest, red imported fire ant (RIFA).
Pesticide resistance genes have been detected in Western Australia’s fall armyworm population.
The Department of Primary Industries and Regional Development is stepping up its campaign to eradicate Queensland fruit fly (Qfly) from Perth’s western suburbs.
Grain growers and consultants have been urged to survey cereal crops and grassy weeds for aphids and report any activity, after Russian wheat aphid was detected in two wheat crops north of Esperanc
The Department of Primary Industries and Regional Development’s browsing ant surveillance team will be inspecting sites in the Kimberley from 18-25 August.
Western Australian gardeners are reminded to check citrus trees for the destructive pest, citrus gall wasp, and prune any infested trees before moving them.
The European wasp surveillance season has wrapped up with a significant decline in nest detections and distribution – indicating marked progress towards achieving localised eradication.