Tag Archives: management

Recognising caterpillar pests of canola.

Melina Miles   September 22, 2014   Comments Off on Recognising caterpillar pests of canola.

As canola sets and matures pods, and spring temperatures rise, there are a number of caterpillar pests that are active in this crop. Along with helicoverpa there are diamondback moth larvae (Plutella xylostella) and cabbage white butterfly larvae (Pieris rapae) in crops. It is critical that you can distinguish the species, and be familiar with their respective thresholds, in order… Read more »

Making a decision about control of aphids in winter cereals

As the weather warms up aphid populations are becoming more obvious in crops.  With aphid populations more visible in the crop, the key questions are whether they will impact on the yield of the crop, and whether it is necessary to control the aphids to avoid yield loss. Aphid infestations are widespread this year in both barley and wheat.  In some instances,… Read more »

NORpak Cotton Production and Management Guidelines for the Burdekin and Coastal dry tropics – New publication available now.

adminmelina   August 10, 2012   Comments Off on NORpak Cotton Production and Management Guidelines for the Burdekin and Coastal dry tropics – New publication available now.

DAFF, and partners the Cotton Catchments Communities CRC and CSIRO, launched NORpak on 10 July in the Burdekin, North Queensland. The book is focused on providing sound agronomic advice for anyone who would like to know more about growing cotton in this dynamic region. However, some of the tactics discussed provide food for thought for growers from other cotton production regions,… Read more »