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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.

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.

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, 

Nematodes are common soil pests that affect plants.

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.

Many exotic plants from overseas and elsewhere in Australia, escape from properties and invade natural habitats in Western Australia.

Keeping olive trees well-fed and adequately watered is the best initial defence against pests and diseases, since vigorous trees are better able to withstand attack and less likely to suffer long-t

Net-type net blotch is a fungal disease that can reduce yield and grain quality of barley crops.

Some aquatic plants used in ponds and aquariums are highly invasive and have become serious weeds in natural waterways.

Downy mildew is caused by a fungus which has been affecting impatiens in Western Australia since 2007 after being found in Victoria the previous year.

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