The Integrated Pest Management (IPM) workshops series is underway, providing practical advice to growers and production staff on how to manage pest insects and mites.
Delivered by Queensland Department of Agriculture and Fisheries (DAF), four workshops have already been held throughout June in Brisbane, Melbourne, Adelaide and Mildura – seeing great industry engagement and attendance, and more than 120 nursery production workers heading to their local event.
Attendees were educated on alternative ways to manage pests, and ‘tried and true’ IPM techniques that can have a very positive impact on both plant production and pest management.
Feedback from these events provided some interesting insights on attitudes towards pest management. Attendees shared their increased preference to implement IPM practices and reduce reliance on pesticide applications; viewing IPM as a viable alternative for production businesses.