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Mites of the Tetranychidae family (commonly known as spider mites) include some important pests of economic concern to agriculture and forestry.
The Australian Pesticides and Veterinary Medicines Authority (APVMA) has amended the registration of 2,4-D High Volatile Ester (HVE) herbicides.
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
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.
The swarming process is part of the natural reproductive life cycle of honey bee colonies.
Bees are becoming more of a problem because of the extension of residential areas into native bushland and the increase in the number of swimming pools, which attract bees, particularly in hot weat
Argentine ants, Linepithema humile, are a major cosmopolitan pest ant species, primarily of the suburbs, which often enter houses in search of food and moisture.
The Midwest Indigenous Landholder Service (MILS) covers the Mid West region, from Moore River 150km northwards to Carnarvon, and east to Wiluna.
The Indigenous Landholder Service – North (ILS North) covers the northern region of Western Australia, north of Coral Bay, and across to the Northern Territory border.
Many landholders use compost and animal manure to improve their soil’s structure, texture, aeration, fertility and water-holding capacity.
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.
This web page describes the most common insect pests of citrus trees occurring in home gardens in Western Australia and their control using natural or low toxic chemical controls.
Many climbing plants enhance vertical space in the garden, but some can become a serious nuisance for you and your neighbours.
Most individuals presume that they are already weed-aware because of the effort they put into removing weeds from their lawns and flower beds.
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,
Ground pearls are closely related to scale insects and can be serious pests of sugarcane and recreational turf.
Worm farms are good for the environment as the worms recycle organic waste by converting it into liquid and solid fertilisers. These farms are popular with householders as they are easy to look aft
Nematodes are common soil pests that affect plants.
Various diseases can damage native plants at all stages of growth. A description of some of the more important diseases is given here, together with general methods for control.
This web article describes the most common diseases of citrus trees and their control using natural or low-toxic methods.