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.
Newly released factsheets
- Pythium and Phytopythium factsheet
- Managing predator populations factsheet
- To assist nurseries wanting to improve biological controls
- Whitefly Pest management plan
- An updated plan including current pesticides and new predators
- Broad mite factsheet
- Previously part of a mite pest management plan, this factsheet is specifically on broad mite and cyclamen mite
- Weed management nursery paper
- This is a short summary of more detailed resources available on the APPS website
Keep your eyes peeled for an Australian Fusarium species factsheet and a vascular wilts and crown rot pathogens management plan which are soon to be released.
Finally, later this year, QDAF will be releasing other resources, including, but not limited to, a nursery paper on snails and slugs and factsheets on essential groups of pest mites (e.g. spider mites, erinose/rust mites and flat mites).
If you have any questions, please contact the project lead and DAF Principal Entomologist, Horticulture and Forestry Science, Andrew Manners, at: [email protected].
The ‘Resourcing, supporting, and assessing biosecurity in nursery production’ (NY20000) projects are funded by Hort Innovation using the nursery industry levy, funds from the Australian Government and Queensland Government.
Photo credit: Queensland Department of Agriculture and Fisheries (QDAF).