Links to websites, fact sheets and other information of interest. Click on an image or link to open the relevant website.
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A collection of threshold calculators is also available to help you calculate whether control measures are economic in your situation.
See also additional resources (factsheets, identification images, and other publications) on our resources page.
Information services in other regions
- PestFacts is a free electronic newsletter service, designed to keep broadacre growers and advisers informed about invertebrate pest-related issues and solutions as they emerge during the growing season. Two separate editions are available: South Australia + western Victoria, and south-eastern Australia.
- Pestfax is the free electronic newsletter service and a reporting app from the Department of Primary Industries and Regional Development (DPIRD) in Western Australia (formerly DAFWA). Find out more.
The Grains Research & Development Corporation (GRDC) invests in research and development and links innovative research with industry needs. GRDC provides links to a wide range of publications and other tools, including mobile apps. GRDC’s GrowNotes are a comprehensive collection of crop information in an easy-to use online flip-book format, and factsheet and back pocket guides are also available, along with research papers from GRDC updates. Useful Back Pocket guides include:
- Beneficials (northern)
- Wheat and barley leaf symptoms
- Cereal root and crown diseases
- Diseases of canola
- Stored grain pests
- Crop aphids
- Crop weevils
- Crop mites
- Nozzle selection
For more information, visit the resources section of the GRDC website.
The Cotton Research & Development Corporation (CRDC) invests in research and development in the cotton industry. CRDC, in cooperation with Cotton Seed Distributors and Cotton Australia, supports CottonInfo, an extension network for cotton information. Visit the CottonInfo website. CottonInfo also releases a Cotton Pest Management Guide annually.
Other useful websites
These websites contain a variety of insect identification and management information.
- The APVMA provides registration and permit details for chemical products
- Managing insect pests in field crops (hosted by Queensland Department of Agriculture and Fisheries). Insect pest management information provided here is relevant to grain and cotton production in the northern grains region of Queensland and northern New South Wales
- South Australian Research and Development Institute
- Department of Primary Industries, Victoria
- cesar Australia
- NSW Primary Industries
- Department of Primary Industries and Regional Development, Western Australia
- Stored grain information hub (supported by GRDC)
- What bug is that? — a guide to Australian insect families (CSIRO)
- Entomology Australia (University of Queensland)
- I SPY (insects of southern Australian broadacre farming systems) Identification manual and educational resource
- Australian Plant Health Farm Biosecurity Manual for the Grains Industry developed by Plant Health Australia
- Pulse Australia provides further information on growing pulses in Australia
- Australian Mungbean Association provides further information on growing mungbeans in Australia.
A variety of entomology and pest management apps are currently available for both Apple and Android. These are constantly being updated, and new apps added.
The GRDC has supported the development of several apps, including Insect ID: The Ute Guide. For more information, and links to the Android and iTunes versions, visit the GRDC website.
Suppliers of equipment for sampling, such as hand lenses, microscopes, beat sheets, sweep nets and more…
- Australian Entomological Supplies Pty Ltd
- Dino-Lite digital microscopes
- Good bugs (Australasian Biological Control)
- Bugs for bugs
IPM Workshops, funded by GRDC, were run across the northern and southern grains region from 2013-2015. The workshops were designed to address the key issues relevant to each location and were a mix of classroom discussion and information sharing, and a field walk to demonstrate different monitoring techniques and identify insect pests and beneficial species. Where possible, live insects were provided for hands-on identification sessions. Visit the IPM guidelines website to access a host of resources, including workshop materials.