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The Australian Pesticides and Veterinary Medicines Authority (APVMA) has amended the registration of 2,4-D High Volatile Ester (HVE) herbicides.
Septoria spot (Septoria citri) is a serious pest of citrus that can affect external fruit quality. This pest is not known to occur in Western Australia.
Various insects, nematodes and mite pests can damage tomato crops in the home garden and nematodes, russet mites and budworms can be especially destructive. The plants can be damaged at all stages
The bumblebee is familiar to many people who have visited Europe and Tasmania however, this ‘cute’ exotic bee could become a serious pest if it is unwittingly introduced to Western Australia.
Many climbing plants enhance vertical space in the garden, but some can become a serious nuisance for you and your neighbours.
The failure of citrus trees to produce a satisfactory crop of fruit even though blossom has been abundant, and the initial set of fruit is apparently normal,
Nematodes are common soil pests that affect plants.
This page contains a summary of genetic modification and the Australian genetically modified organism-related legislation, and introduces the Department of Primary Industries and Regional Developme
Thrips are small slender insects (1.2mm long by 0.1mm), just visible to the naked eye.
The most common mite pest of strawberry crops is two-spotted mite (Tetranychus urticae), also known as spider mite or red-spider mite.
Strawberries are affected by a number of pathogens causing crown and/or root rots. These diseases are becoming more prevalent for several reasons including the withdrawal of methyl bromide as a so
Powdery mildew is a disease which is becoming more prevalent in Western Australian strawberry crops as increasing areas are being grown under high (Haygrove) tunnels.
Cockroaches are primitive and highly successful animals and their general body form has changed little in the past 300 million years.
If azalea foliage or flowers are being spoiled by lace bug or petal blight, preventative action – taken at the right time of year – can ease the problem.
Bamboos are variable plants which can be shrubs, ground covers or grow to 30m tall.
Many exotic plants from overseas and elsewhere in Australia, escape from properties and invade natural habitats in Western Australia.
The concept of Permaculture (short for permanent agriculture) was developed by Bill Mollison and David Holmgren in 1974 and has since found recognition and applications worldwide.
Like all ornamentals, Australian native plants, need a little care and attention.
Some aquatic plants used in ponds and aquariums are highly invasive and have become serious weeds in natural waterways.
Garden tools are often neglected but it is important to maintain and clean them so they work well and halt the spread of plant diseases.