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Investment

GRDC Code: CES2204-001RTX
IPMforGrains, delivered by the National Pest Information Network
The IPM for grains project provides advisors and growers with regionally relevant advice and invertebrate identification services to support best practice pest management across the grain growing regions of Australia. This project is delivered by the National Pest Information Network (NPIN) team, which comprises Australia's leading grains entomologists and agricultural extension specialists. NPIN is led by Cesar Australia and includes the Queensland Department of Agriculture and Fisheries (QDAF), the Department of Primary Industries and Regional Development (DPIRD), the South Australian Research and Development Institute (SARDI), and The Department of Regional New South Wales (DR NSW). As a team we are able to provide an integrated approach to insect management in grains, along with regionally relevant support and advice.

Central to this project is the collection of reports of pests and beneficial invertebrates from our networks and our local field investigations. We enter all pest occurrences into the relevant databases and share regionally relevant information with the grains industry via articles, newsletters, and novel communication strategies such as podcasts. Each partner also delivers training workshops and webinars across Australian grain growing regions. Additional services provided through this project include the provision of invertebrate (and plant disease for WA) identification services and advice, information delivery through a range of strategies, the use and maintenance of databases for reporting, the delivery of training and the generation of reports for the GRDC. Project partners also conduct field investigations and surveillance in their regions in response to seasonal outbreaks, or emerging pest occurrences.
Project start date:
01/04/2022
Project end date:
30/04/2024
Crop type:
  • All Crops
Organisation
CESAR Pty. Ltd
Region:
North, South, West
Project status
status icon Completed

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