RWA and Green Bridge Surveillance
Host: Tony Crowley | Date: 05 Dec 2018
To aid Russian Wheat Aphid management planning and development of cultural controls, there is a need to know what role green bridges play in supporting RWA populations.
This information will be used to develop predictive models that will estimate seasonal aphid risk within each affected region. Findings by cesar and SARDI will enable researchers to better inform advisers and grain growers about how to best manage this new pest.
Additionally, determining what beneficial insects are best placed to manage RWA is another big question that will be investigated.
Dr Elia Pirtle, Consultant - Sustainable Agriculture, cesar
293 Royal Parade, Parkville, Victoria 3052
m: 0414 143 456
- Russian wheat aphid: Tactics for future control
- Russian wheat aphid: Tips & Tactics
- Crop aphids: The Back Pocket Guide
- Beneficial Insects: The Back Pocket Guide
- Greg Baker, SARDI Science Leader - Entomology, 08 8429 0933, firstname.lastname@example.org
- James Maino, Senior Consultant - cesar, 03 9349 4723, email@example.com
Reporting RWA occurrences in 2018
Growers and advisers are encouraged to continue reporting occurrences of RWA to PestFacts and to take advantage of pest identification services provided by cesar and the South Australian Research and Development Institute (SARDI) through the National Pest Information Service.
Reports from Tasmania, Victoria and Southern NSW can be made through:
- the cesar website
- the PestFacts Reporter App available on iTunes and Google Play
- through Twitter on @cesaraustralia
- contacting cesar directly at 03 9349 4723.
Reports from South Australia can be submitted through:
RWA Green Bridge Surveillance
Areas of green bridge close to cereal paddocks could be harbouring Russian Wheat Aphid between cropping seasons. So as part of a GRDC investment, research facility cesar is conducting surveillance work to identify locations where RWA are over summering and what beneficial insects are also present in the green bridge.
GRDC Project code: 9176535
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