Pests and diseases

fruit fly on citrus

Fruit fly research — Gap analysis

Fruit flies are one of Australia’s worst horticultural pests. Most research has focussed on management of these pests in orchard crops, with much less information on vegetables. This project has reviewed information on fruit flies and identified strategies that could …

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Mildew on cucurbits

Managing powdery mildew in cucurbits to prevent crop losses

Using integrated pest management and safe chemicals that boost the plant’s natural defence systems (rather than problematic synthetic fungicides) this study aimed to find new ways to control powdery mildew in cucumber and zucchini crops to prevent crop and income losses while minimising the number of chemical applications.

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Pest and disease identifier App Now Available! Veg Pest ID

Veg Pest ID helps farmers and agricultural professionals identify pests on Australian vegetable crops. Even tricky insects, diseases and disorders can be found with a few taps or keyword search. Identify Pests Quickly:  Identify thousands of different pests on your …

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