Novel suppression and resistance management of invertebrate pests
This project aims to assist the Australian grains industry transition to more sustainable and predictive approaches for the management of pests, through innovative solutions that will decrease disease transmission, improve chemical stewardship and effectively forecast pesticide resistance issues. The Australian Grains Pest Innovation Program (AGPIP) brings together researchers and extension specialists from The University of Melbourne and Cesar Australia to develop novel pest suppressive technologies for the Australian grains industry.
The Program is undertaking research and development activities that embrace endosymbiont technology; predictive forecasting, diagnostic tools and mechanisms of insecticide resistance; knowledge to reduce chemical impacts on beneficial insects; and other innovative ways to manage grains pests. The extension component of the Program is focused on translating the Program’s research outcomes into grower guides and other tools to support industry adoption of sustainable and effective pest management practices.
- Project start date:
- Project end date:
- Crop type:
- Not Crop Specific
- The University of Melbourne
- Key Investment Target:
12 Oct 2020
With growing levels of insects resistant to pesticides, researchers are thinking more laterally for management...
Scientists are investigating novel technologies and management strategies to control insect pests in Australian grain...