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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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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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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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