Broad mite is a pest of a wide range of plant species that can cause severe damage to growing tips and expanding leaves. Plants can become grossly deformed rapidly causing them to become unsalable. Broad mites are extraordinarily small and can not be seen without significant magnification; hand lenses may not be sufficient to detect broad mites. As such, the first indication that the mites are infesting a crop can be the observation of unusual growth.
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Friday, 29 April 2022
One Minor Use Permit (New Application) has been approved by the Australian Pesticides and Veterinary Medicines Authority for the nursery industry within the last month. Minor Use Permit number PER91805 is now available for the management of selected insects within the Orders; Coleoptera, Diptera, Lepidoptera, Hemiptera, Hymenoptera, and Thysanoptera respectively on nursery stock, cut flowers and ornamental plants.
Through the ‘National Biosecurity and Sustainable Plant Production Program’ (NY20001), levy funds and additional contributions from the Australian Government were used to apply for the new Minor Use Permit (MUP). More
The levy funded ‘Resourcing, supporting, and assessing biosecurity in nursery production’ (NY20000) project has just released five new factsheets.
The factsheets aim to provide information to support production nurseries reduce the risk of infestations and crop losses associated with pests and diseases, mitigating financial and productivity losses.
Tuesday, 26 April 2022
Join us for a webinar to learn about the many practices that assist in the production of healthy crops, including how to manage propagative material and early detection of plant health problems.
Date: Thursday, 19 May 2022
Time: 10am-11am AEST (Brisbane time)
Friday, 22 April 2022
Join us for a webinar on the Nursery Industry Statistics benchmarking tool a levy-funded resource which leverages data to help you make key planning decisions within your nursery. More
Thursday, 21 April 2022
International Day of Plant Health has been declared for May 12th, 2022. This new day is the legacy of the International Year of Plant Health, marked in 2020-2021.
Plant health is responsible for ensuring sustainable plant production, biodiversity and safeguarding our healthy and resilient environment.
Further, according to the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO), plant pests and diseases cause food crop losses of up to 40 per cent, furthering the issue of world hunger and threatening rural livelihoods.