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Smartphones are being trialled by Department of Primary Industries and Regional Development researchers to more effectively track and combat crop pests.
Myrtle rust is a serious disease that infects and kills many plants belonging to the Myrtaceae family including eucalypts, bottlebrushes, paperbarks and peppermint trees.
Grain growers are reminded of the need to undertake appropriate hygiene measures for stored grain as Western Australia’s growers are retaining increasing amounts of grain on-farm.
Businesses and residents in the North Fremantle area are encouraged to keep a look out for brown marmorated stink bug following a recent detection of the pest in the area.
Bunbury residents are asked to look out for and report unusual birds following the recent discovery of a Eurasian tree sparrow in the backyard of a Carey Park residence.
Banana freckle was detected in Dwarf Cavendish banana fruit in the Northern Territory in May 2022. The Northern Territory Government is responding to this new detection.
People in the Esperance and Boyup Brook areas are asked to look out for unusual birds following confirmed sightings of the declared pest, the house sparrow.
South West residents are urged to look out for a new invasive weed found in the Balingup region and report any sightings to the Department of Primary Industries and Regional Development.
The Department of Primary Industries and Regional Development has kicked off its annual campaign to detect, locate and destroy European wasps that invade Western Australia.
The community has got on board and contributed to another successful Biosecurity Blitz, with more than 1600 reports submitted during the event from 19 October to 16 November.