Using all our tools for pest management: Diamondback moth

Host: | Date: 17 Jun 2020

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A new resource is available to help grain growers make proactive integrated pest management (IPM) decisions to control diamondback moth (DBM) in canola. It’s called the DBM best management practice guide, and in this podcast, entomologist Dr Kym Perry from the South Australian Research and Development Institute (SARDI) the research division of Primary Industries and Regions South Australia, explores the contents of this guide. He covers the key information growers need to know when implementing IPM strategies, including the factors of DBM outbreaks, effective monitoring techniques and taking an economic threshold-based approach to chemical use.

This podcast has been developed as part of the investment, "Supporting the sustainable use of insecticides and local on-farm implementation of IPM strategies in the GRDC southern region”. The investment aims to provide knowledge and skills to growers so they are equipped with a range of appropriate IPM strategies for their situations. It is being delivered by Birchip Cropping Group, cesar, SARDI, C-Qual Agritelligence, and Queensland Department of Agriculture and Fisheries (QDAF).

There are also best management practice guides, and accompanying podcasts, available for redlegged earth mite and green peach aphid.


Dr Kym Perry, SARDI

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