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The latest information on invertebrate activity and management in grains agro-ecosystems across South Australia. SARDI Entomology
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PestFactsSA Jun 14
Both spot on. It looks like Spotted vegetable weevil, Steriphus diversipes (formerly known as Desiantha weevil).
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PestFactsSA Jun 13
Great photo of lucerne flea and damage! Is anyone else seeing many? Let us know - we're looking for a trial paddock.
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Matt Witney Jun 12
Imadocloprid not highly effective on bryobia mites - vetch getting hit hard
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PestFactsSA Jun 6
We’re planning a comprehensive meeting on YP this spring to discuss results from a *large* body of current funded research and exchange ideas with interested growers. Stay tuned ... 📺
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PestFactsSA Jun 4
High numbers of RLEM have been spotted damaging canola, pastures and cereals on the Lower EP - if you're seeing RLEM activity let us know! (Photos: )
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PestFactsSA May 26
Issue 3: Your guide to monitoring establishment pests & how to help with aphid parasitoid research:
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PestFactsSA May 23
SARDI Entomologists spotted one common white or vineyard snail laying eggs on the YP yesterday.
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PestFactsSA May 12
To protect seeds and seedlings from actively feeding slugs, baiting should occur at sowing. More on integrated slug managed in Issue 2:
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PestFactsSA May 9
If you're a PestFacts SA subscriber and missed out on a phone microscope from our last giveaway, watch this space! More info soon. Subscribe to PestFacts SA here:
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PestFactsSA Apr 17
Pest snails are now on the move in response to moisture. Conical snails last week feeding on bait (left photo). Bait now before egg lay to avoid too many juveniles! (right photo). More information in PestFacts Issue 1:
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GRDC Apr 10
Grain growers now have access to an additional tool for control of redlegged earth mite in canola crops. See here: ||
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GRDC Apr 4
. To better understand the economic impact of Russian wheat aphid and the role of green bridge in its continued spread, this research is helping to find answers: ||
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cesar Mar 24
Join cesar and for a 1-hour webinar to hear the latest on Russian wheat aphid, seasonal pest risk, and insecticide resistance in south-eastern Australia. More info and registrations
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PestFactsSA Mar 14
Two SARDI Entomologists, Dr Kate Muirhead and Tom Heddle, appointed to new roles under a GRDC-SARDI bilateral investment to expand the grain's industry's access to insect diagnostic skills and IPM knowledge. Welcome to the team!
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cesar Jan 9
SARDI and cesar have been sampling Russian wheat aphid over spring and summer. Here are some early observations and pre-season advice from the project team.
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GRDC Dec 27
Understanding the role the green bridge plays in the survival of the is pivotal in managing the pest. Dr Elia Pirtle provides tips on how to monitor in a new GRDC video ➡️ ||
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PestFactsSA Nov 22
Issue 11: Snails & harvest: Strategies to limit snail contamination, critical reminder that chemical contamination must be avoided at all costs, stored grain insect control, and call for interest in insect ID workshops:
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PestFactsSA Oct 31
Weekly Helicoverpa update to 1 Nov: Only low numbers of H. punctigera found at Cleve, Crystal Brook, Mannanarie and Naracoorte. The trapping network is now wrapping up. More information:
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PestFactsSA Oct 16
Helicoverpa, probably native budworm, Helicoverpa punctigera. Control information here: bit.y/2wQ8TmX
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PestFactsSA Oct 12
Replying to @PestFactsSARDI
Our trapping volunteers send in their counts when they can. Just in: 28 H. punctigera in the Keith trap this week.
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