Biocontrol of Western flower thrips in cut flowers

Biocontrol of Western flower thrips in cut flowers

The ability of commercially available thrips predators to reduce WFT was examined on gerberas, chrysanthemums and roses. Three foliage predators were found to have the greatest potential to manage WFT. Two predatory mites and a pirate bug reduced thrips numbers by about 30 … Continued
Understanding the basic issues associated with insecticide resistance (Full Article)

Understanding the basic issues associated with insecticide resistance (Full Article)

Professor Raymond Cloyd is a research and extension specialist based at Kansas State University, working in the areas of integrated pest management, plant protection, horticultural cropping systems, pesticides and insect-plant interactions. We present an extract from a paper by Professor … Continued
Improved Export Market Access for Australian Wildflowers through Integrated Pest Management

Improved Export Market Access for Australian Wildflowers through Integrated Pest Management

The majority of Australian grown wildflowers are exported. All countries have controls, regulations and inspections of fresh plant materials transported into their territory. The United States Department of Agriculture inspects flowers exported from Australia into USA, and any shipments found to … Continued
Reducing the risk of pests entering and becoming established in your production nursery

Reducing the risk of pests entering and becoming established in your production nursery

This manual is designed to assist you in protecting your property and the nursery production industry from new and invasive pests. By implementing the recommended measures in your day-to-day operations, you will improve your own biosecurity and that of your region, while minimising … Continued