The IPM Workshop series is coming to WA

Western Australian growers and production staff are invited to attend the final leg of the Integrated Pest Management (IPM) Workshop series, held in Perth and Bunbury this November.

In collaboration with NGIWA and run by the Queensland Department of Agriculture and Fisheries (QDAF), these workshops aim to provide practical advice on managing pest insects and mites, to better protect the biosecurity of your production businesses.

The workshops will focus on the following areas:

  • Using IPM to protect plants from key pests
  • How to modify crop production to reduce pest pressure
  • How to use pesticides within an IPM program
  • The physiology behind pesticide mode of action
  • How to effectively manage pesticides to reduce resistance
  • New biological control agents for production nurseries
  • How to identify key pests and beneficials
  • Getting the most out of industry resources, e.g. the Nursery Production Farm Management System (FMS)

Event details for WA are:

Perth

Date: Wednesday, 13 November from 8:30am – 1:00pm

Location: Apace WA, 1 Johannah Street, North Fremantle

To register, click here.

Bunbury

Date: Thursday, 14 November from 8:30am – 1:00pm

Location: Boyanup Botanical, Lot 14 South Western Highway, Boyanup

To register, click here.

Registration is free for NGIWA members and $50pp for non-members.

Attendees are urged to bring along sticky traps with unknown pests, or plant samples with unknown problems. Please ensure these are sealed in a bag or box – we don’t want to spread pest or disease!

To access industry biosecurity resources available to industry, head to: nurseryproductionfms.com.au/

The ‘Building the resilience and on-farm biosecurity capacity of the Australian production nursery industry’ (NY15002) project is funded by Hort Innovation using the nursery industry levy and funds from the Australian Government.