Integrated Pest Management (IPM) workshops building capacity for plant protection

Tuesday, 14 May 2019

Growers and production staff are invited to attend the latest series of upcoming biosecurity workshops,aimed at providing practical tips for improving plant protection from pest insects and mites.

Commencing in June, the workshops will be delivered by Queensland Department of Agriculture and Fisheries (DAF) as part of the nursery levy funded project Building the resilience and on-farm biosecurity capacity of the Australian production nursery industry (NY15002).

DAF entomologists and pathologists will travel right across the country to provide informative workshops to nursery production staff on preventing pest damage using Integrated Pest Management (IPM). A range of topics will be covered, including:

Image courtesy of DAF

  • 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 beneficial
  • how to get the most out of industry resources

Attendees are encouraged to let their relevant state NGI know of any key issues they’d like included in their local workshop.

Workshop details are below, with more to rollout later in 2019.

Workshops:

Brisbane

Date: Tuesday, 18 June from 8:30 – 1:00pm

Location: Redlands Research Station

Register via NGIQ

Melbourne

Date: Wednesday, 19 June from 9:00 – 1:30pm

Location: NGIV, Malvern East

Register via NGIV

Adelaide

Date: Thursday, 20 June from 9:00 – 1:30pm

Location: Venue to come.

Register via NGISA

Mildura

Date: Friday, 21 June from 9:00 – 1:30pm

Location: SuniTAFE

Register via email to Michelle Lindhout, mlindhout@sunitafe.edu.au

Townsville

Date: Tuesday, 13 August from 1:30 – 5:00pm

Location: Venue to come.

Register via NGIQ

Darwin

Date: Wednesday, 14 August from 1:30 – 5:00pm

Location: NT DPI, Berrimah Farm

Register via email to growhelp@daf.qld.gov.au

 

Become informed and ensure you are equipped with the information and skills to protect the biosecurity of your crops. Register today and keep an eye out for more workshop dates and locations to come!

Growers and nursery staff are encouraged to attend their local workshop. For more information contact: Andrew Manners, Queensland Department of Agriculture at Andrew.Manners@daf.qld.gov.au.