Russian wheat aphid forum moved from Tarlee to Riverton

Author: Sharon Watt | Date: 08 Feb 2017

A Grains Research and Development Corporation (GRDC) forum on Russian wheat aphid (RWA), scheduled to be held in Tarlee on Friday, February 10, has been moved to the Riverton Football Clubrooms due to the large number of registrations for the event combined with the forecast hot weather.

The forum at Riverton, from 2pm to 4pm, will focus on key learnings from last year and future pest management implications for growers and advisers. It will feature one of the world’s leading RWA research authorities, Frank Peairs, who is Professor of Entomology in the Department of Bioagricultural Sciences and Pest Management at Colorado State University in the United States.

In addition, South Australian Research and Development Institute (SARDI) principal entomologist Greg Baker and Maarten van Helden, a French scientist who has been assisting SARDI with RWA research activities, will provide local insights into what has been learnt regarding pest behaviour and population dynamics since RWA was first detected at Tarlee in May last year.

For more information or to register attendance at the forum, phone ORM on 03 5441 6176 or email


Sharon Watt, Porter Novelli
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