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Industry award for Hugh Brier

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Hugh Brier, Department of Agriculture and Fisheries senior entomologist based at Kingaroy, has been recognised for his outstanding contribution to the summer grains industries with an award at the recent Australian Summer Grains Conference. Hugh has dedicated his career with DAF to supporting the grains industries and it is fantastic to see this contribution again acknowledged by industry (Hugh was… Read more »

An infestation of entomologists at Kingaroy

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It seems the warm weather is not only causing the pests to multiply in the South Burnett—the Department of Agriculture and Fisheries (DAF) Kingaroy Research Station has tripled its entomologists! Hugh ‘Bugs’ Brier has now been joined by Dr Liz Williams (research entomologist) and Trevor Volp (technical officer – entomology). Both positions were made possible by the GRDC, through the… Read more »

IPM Workshops: Narromine, Gunnedah, Warialda. September 2014.

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Insect management in grain crops workshop for advisers and growers (September 2014) These 1-day workshops for advisers and growers will explore effective and sustainable management strategies, with a focus on pests of local significance. The morning sessions are indoors, and the after lunch sessions in the field (weather permitting) to discuss practical aspects of pest identification, scouting and management. Wednesday… Read more »

Release of insect identification guide for pulse industry in the North region

The recently published “Good Bug, Bad Bug” insect identification guide will be an invaluable tool for pulse producers in Queensland and NSW. The new guide features over 300 glossy photos of insects found in pulse crops and will help growers and their advisers to confidently identify the pest and beneficial insects that occur in their crops. Hugh Brier, DEEDI Senior… Read more »

Paul Grundy joins Toowoomba team

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Dr Paul Grundy has joined the Field Crops Entomology team in Toowoomba as Senior Entomologist. Paul has moved to Toowoomba from Ayr where he was involved in evaluating the viability of cotton production in the Burdekin.

IPM Forums for growers and advisers – Thursday July 28th, 2011

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These Forums, for growers and advisers, will provide an opportunity to hear about recent research into the management of  insect pests  in grains and cotton. Researchers will be able to discuss with you strategies and options for the upcoming season, what to look out for, and how to minimise your risk of losses caused by key insect pests.

ENDOSULFAN registration cancelled

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On the 12th of October, 2010, the Australian Pesticides and Veterinary Medicines Authority (APVMA) announced the immediate cancellation of all product registrations and label approvals for all insecticides containing endosulfan.

IPM Researchers Forum 2007

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About 50 devoted enthusiasts of Integrated Pest Management (IPM) gathered in Toowoomba on 24-25 July 2007 for the annual Northern Farming Systems IPM Researchers Forum. Participants in the forum were from industry, research, extension and stakeholders. The aims of the IPM Forum were to exchange the latest information about research and projects and to maintain linkages between IPM projects and… Read more »