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The latest information on invertebrate activity and management in grains agro-ecosystems across South Australia. Kym Perry & Rebecca Hamdorf, SARDI Entomology
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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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PestFactsSA Oct 12
Replying to @Reece_Mason1 @SA_PIRSA
No counts this week.
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PestFactsSA Oct 12
Weekly Helicoverpa update to 11th Oct: Large flights (>200) of H. punctigera at Cummins, Yeelanna, Mannanarie, moderate flights (30-200) at Crystal Brook, light activity at Port Broughton, Cleve, Kimba & Streaky Bay. Predictions, control & weekly updates: bit.y/2wQ8TmX
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PestFactsSA Oct 7
Weekly Helicoverpa update to 4 Oct: Large flights of H. punctigera at Cummins, moderate activity at Yeelanna, Port Broughton, Crystal Brook, Mannanarie & light activity at Kimba, Streaky Bay, Naracoorte, Keith. Predictions, control & weekly updates:
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PestFactsSA Sep 27
Weekly Helicoverpa update to 26th Sept: Large flights of native budworm, H. punctigera at Mannanarie & Streaky Bay, moderate flights at Cummins & Port Broughton, light activity at Yeelanna, Cleve & Naracoorte. Predictions, control & weekly updates at
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Scope TV Sep 27
We’re finding out how Entomologists are helping to keep our Aussie crops pest-free! 🌿
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PestFactsSA Sep 20
Weekly Helicoverpa update to 20th Sep: Large flights of native budworm, H. punctigera, recorded at Mannanarie; moderate flights at Kimba, Cummins, Yeelanna, Port Broughton, Crystal Brook & Cleve. Predictions, control and weekly updates at:
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PestFactsSA Sep 20
Etiella degree-day model predictions as at today (20th Sept): Cleve 346, Cummins 293, Kadina 289, Roseworthy 336, Lameroo 299, Keith 289, Horsham 241. Critical value of 351 signals 10% into peak flight activity. More details:
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PestFactsSA Sep 12
Weekly Helicoverpa update to 13th Sep: More significant flights of native budworm, H. punctigera, recorded at Streaky Bay, Kimba, Yeelanna & Cummins, Mannanarie, Crystal Brook & Port Broughton. Predictions, control and weekly updates at:
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PestFactsSA Sep 12
Replying to @marty_LEPagro
I’d lower that trap to sit on or just above the canopy. They fly low!
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PestFactsSA Sep 6
Weekly Helicoverpa activity to 6th Sept: Large flights of native budworm, H. punctigera, recorded at Kadina, Mannanarie and Kimba (500+ moths) and high larval numbers at Kimba. Predictions, control & weekly updates at:
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Leighton Wilksch Sep 4
Had my middlest daughter help me with some maintenance yesterday arvo. She thought the was a great way to keep amused
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PestFactsSA Sep 2
Large Helicoverpa flights continue around upper Yorke Peninsula: 500+ H. punctigera and 154 H. armigera in today's trap (thanks )! Expect larvae in pulses & canola over the next few weeks.
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PestFactsSA Aug 31
Come and visit our Entomology stand with Aquatic Sciences and at the ! Take a close look at some , and fish under a microscope 🐌🐟
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PestFactsSA Aug 30
Issue 7: Large flights of native budworm in recent days indicate the need to monitor larval activity in pulse and canola crops and make threshold-based spray decisions:
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PestFactsSA Aug 30
Issue 7: Optimal spray dates for pea weevil are around the 1st September in podding pea crops to prevent egg lay:
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PestFactsSA Aug 30
Issue 7: Etiella flights occurring around a month earlier than expected in certain districts, indicating that flowering lentils should be monitored:
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PestFactsSA Aug 30
Issue 7: A brief guide on aphid sampling, identification and thresholds to help you manage cereal, pulse and canola aphids in spring:
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BCG Aug 28
A grower’s perspective: this morning, 6 Mallee growers met with Bruce Howie and BCG staff and shared their observations, experiences and concerns on IPM and Resistance Management strategies in grain production for ’s IPM project
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