Rutherglen bug: risk forecasting and management 

Host: | Date: 10 Jan 2024

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Although it may be native to the northern region, the Rutherglen bug has, in recent years, changed its behaviour and its diet has expanded. It can now do significant damage to a range of summer crops. Very little is known about the ecology of the Rutherglen Bug; and as part of a GRDC investment, CSIRO has partnered with New South Wales Department of Primary Industries and the University of Queensland to help the industry better understand and improve its management. In this episode, we hear from Dr Hazel Parry, a research scientist with CSIRO and leader of this project, about this native bug that seems to have a taste for the exotic.

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Dr Hazel Parry


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Dr Zorica Duric

NSW Department of Primary Industries

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More Information

The main source of project information is the webpage on the CSIRO Agroecology team website – this is also where handouts are available for download.

The Beatsheet

GRDC Project Code: CSP2104-007RTX,