PestFacts Newsletter

PestFacts is a free e-mail service, produced by cesar pty ltd, designed to keep growers and farm advisers informed about invertebrate issues – and solutions – as they emerge during the winter growing season. The service has a focus on pests of broad-acre grain crops. To subscribe, email subscribers@grdc.com.au with the subject "Subscribe PestFacts".

  • PestFacts 10 October 2016

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    Date
    13.10.2016
    Region
    South

    In this issue:
    • Monitor for native budworm caterpillars
    • Slugs: loving these conditions!
    • Etiella moth update

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  • PestFacts 9 September 2016

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    Date
    22.09.2016
    Region
    South

    In this issue:
    • Sterile heads appear in Russian wheat aphid-affected crops
    • Native budworm moths swoop in on crops
    • Peak Etiella moth emergence not far off
    • The time may be right to control redlegged earth mite problem paddocks – check first with Timerite
    • Sawfly larvae - occasional invaders of crops

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  • PestFacts 8 September 2016

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    Date
    07.09.2016
    Region
    South

    In this issue:
    • WANTED ALIVE: Beneficials
    • Native budworms – we’re watching!
    • Diamondback moth caterpillars: early signs are ominous
    • Lucerne flea revels in the rain

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  • PestFacts 7 August 2016

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    Date
    19.08.2016
    Region
    South

    In this issue:
    • Cereal aphids gain a foothold before spring
    • Look out for Russian wheat aphid – ‘sprinter’ is upon us
    • Partners in crime - update on armyworms and ‘herringbone caterpillars’
    • Has pasture day moth caught your attention?
    • Tell-tale features of a brown pasture looper
    • Free resistance testing service for redlegged earth mites

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  • PestFacts 6 July 2016

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    Date
    29.07.2016
    Region
    South

    In this issue:
    • So you think you found armyworms?!
    • Sclerotinia stem rot of canola in 2016
    • More caterpillars
    • Symphilids - white millipede-like invertebrates hold back ryegrass pasture

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  • PestFacts 5 July 2016

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    Date
    14.07.2016
    Region
    South

    In this issue:
    • Unpacking the Russian Wheat aphid story in Victoria
    • Blackleg disease of canola in 2016
    • Blackheaded pasture cockchafer; almost run its race
    • Brown pasture looper
    • Reporting just got easier; new PestFacts Reporter app

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  • PestFacts 4 June 2016

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    Date
    24.06.2016
    Region
    South

    In this issue:
    • Russian wheat aphid update
    • Green peach aphid quiet but not controlled
    • Blue oat mites in northern NSW
    • What critter is attacking my crop?

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  • PestFacts 3 June 2016

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    Date
    09.06.2016
    Region
    South

    In this issue:
    • Russian wheat aphid in Victoria - stay calm!
    • Cereal aphids still patchy
    • Adult weevils are active: tips for identification and control
    • The importance of spotting the difference between blue oat mites and redlegged earth mites
    • Black Portuguese millipede damage is sporadic

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  • PestFacts 2 May 2016

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    Date
    26.05.2016
    Region
    South

    In this issue:
    • Cockchafers and African black beetle in canola and pastures
    • Lucerne flea leaps into action
    • Slugs predicted to be a problem in some areas
    • Sightings of vegetable beetles indicate impending false wireworm presence
    • Bryobia mites active in the Victorian Mallee
    • Native cockroaches cause rare instances of crop damage
    • Redlegged earth mites: egg-hatch update
    • Red velvet mites: beneficial predators

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  • PestFacts 1 May 2016

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    Date
    12.05.2016
    Region
    South

    In this issue:
    • Preparing for slaters
    • Stubble borne diseases in 2016: what can we expect after a drought year?
    • Redlegged earth mites – new research insights
    • Cabbage centre grubs relish the unseasonable warmth
    • Pest caterpillars in autumn
    • Early signs of slugs and other establishment pests

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