Management of psyllids in NSW Christmas bush plantations

Management of psyllids in NSW Christmas bush plantations

Christmas bush psyllids: • cause economic damage by rolling the young leaves of infested plants; • are difficult to control effectively because they are protected by rolled leaves and have several generations per year; • encourage the growth of sooty … Continued
Improved Export Market Access for Australian Wildflowers through Integrated Pest Management

Improved Export Market Access for Australian Wildflowers through Integrated Pest Management

There is currently much concern in the industry regarding flower shipment rejections by the USA due to insect contaminations, with particular reference to thryptomene and waxflower from Australia. A workshop was held to determine strategies to reduce United States Department of Agriculture … Continued
Identification of Conogethes spp. pheromones for pest control purposes in Alpinia

Identification of Conogethes spp. pheromones for pest control purposes in Alpinia

Two species of caterpillars Conogethes pluto Butler and Conogethes punctiferalis (Lepidoptera: Pyralidae) have become major pests of Alpinia and other ornamental gingers in the Northern Territory (NT) and Queensland, Australia. These pests damage the flowers and bore into and kill … 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