Many groups of insect pests can be easily managed with relatively simple cultural strategies combined with insecticides, and through the increasing availability of low-risk IPM-friendly insecticides which can be used to preserve predators and parasitoids and manage insect pests.
But what do you do when dealing with insect pests with no registered insecticides, no commercially available biological control agents, and have limited information available on control actions?
In an upcoming webinar, the project team from Queensland Department of Agriculture and Fisheries (QDAF) will discuss best practice methods and share management tools and strategies to minimise difficult insect groups including:
- Pests that cannot easily be controlled by pesticides
- Pests which may live underground or within plant leaves and stems
- Those that swarm and appear out of nowhere
The webinar will provide tools and strategies to minimise such pests, including techniques growers can focus cultural practices on potentially weak links in the lifecycle of insect pests including, scale insects, insects that bore into stems, feed on roots, have leaf mining larvae and that are general resistant/tolerant to insecticides.
Date: Wednesday, 17 November 2021
Time: 10am-11am (AEST)
The webinar will be presented by Andrew Manners and John Duff from Queensland Department of Agriculture and Fisheries (DAF). Both have extensive knowledge in the areas of diseases, pests, and pest management within production nurseries.
The ‘Resourcing, supporting and assessing biosecurity in nursery production’ (NY20000) project has been funded by Hort Innovation, using the nursery industry research and development levy and contributions from the Australian Government.
The project is co-funded by the Queensland Government (DAF).
Photo credit: Queensland Government (DAF).