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 »
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.
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.
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.
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 »
Hi, and welcome to the first online edition of The Beat Sheet – a blog focussed on integrated pest management news relevant to Australia’s northern grain region. Until now, The Beat Sheet has simply been a newsletter circulated via email and snail mail (going back further, its orginal name was the Heliothis Hotline). While the newsletter format will continue for… Read more »