Zorvec Enicade the ‘big gun’ against fungus

March 10, 2023 | 3 min read
Wet weather and the onset of downy mildew are major challenges for agronomist Shane Ebert on onion crops in the south-east region of South Australia.

New 2023 crop varieties

Feb. 20, 2023 | 2 min read
After the conclusion of the NSW harvest, growers are now turning their minds to which new crop varieties should be considered that may have the potential to improve yields or provide better disease resistance.

Apple industry welcomes miticide with new MOA

Nov. 17, 2022 | 3 min read
After increased mite pressure in apple orchards in recent seasons and more than a decade since a new mode of action miticide has been introduced, a new product hitting the shelves always was going to be a valuable addition for growers’ control programs.

Fruit fly control now a major focus in Sunraysia

Nov. 15, 2022 | 3 min read
Controlling fruit fly has become a major focus on the 500 hectares of citrus orchards of the Nutrano Produce Group in the Sunraysia region at Mildura.

Safe and effective rat solution for macadamias

Nov. 15, 2022 | 3 min read
Controlling rats in macadamia orchards used to be very tricky. Infestations are generally quite hard to detect until they have already caused significant damage and loss.

Spotlight Plus in vines saves time and money

Nov. 14, 2022 | 3 min read
The switch away from mechanical to chemical sucker control has rewarded Griffith viticulturalist and contractor Steven Barbon with major savings.

Sivanto prime tough on pests but not predators

Nov. 12, 2022 | 4 min read
Horticultural pest and disease pressure in the Wide Bay area of Queensland can be very high especially in wet seasons like 2022. It means local growers like John Warren Warren need the right tools and management to make sure they are growing the very best quality produce for market.

Getting it ‘done’ should mean getting it ‘right’

Nov. 12, 2022 | 5 min read
In tree, vines and trellised vegetables crops, product application rates based on ground area, expressed as rate of product per hectare, were once considered satisfactory but can easily result in the grower either underdosing or overdosing crops with product, Scott Mathew writes.

Movento controls pests for Queensland Citrus

Sept. 7, 2022 | 3 min read
As one of the largest exporters of citrus in Queensland, fruit quality is a critical performance indicator for Greg Parr, managing director of Queensland Citrus.

Brown marmorated stink bug season upon us again

Sept. 1, 2021 | 2 min read
The 2021-22 brown marmorated stink bug (BMSB) season has commenced today, with stronger biosecurity measures in place to manage the risks associated with this significant cargo pest.

Serpentine leafminer detected in SE Queensland

Nov. 25, 2020 | 2 min read
Serpentine leafminer has been found in a commercial vegetable crop in the Fassifern Valley

Corteva’s new organic insecticide

Oct. 20, 2020 | 2 min read
In a commitment to the sustainability of Australian farmers, Corteva Agriscience has launched a new organic insecticide. Entrust Organic is a naturally derived insecticide, based on metabolites produced by the fermentation of naturally occurring soil organisms. Its favourable environmental and end-user safety profile offers many benefits to growers wanting effective control of damaging pests.

Sentinel - a step towards national pest surveillance

March 29, 2020 | 5 min read
A new mobile plant pest surveillance unit is a step towards a nationally coordinated approach to plant pest surveillance aimed at informing grower pest management and providing early detection and improved market access.

First release of genetically engineered moth could herald new era of crop protection

Feb. 13, 2020 | 2 min read
A newly published study reports a successful, first-ever open-field release of a self-limiting, genetically engineered diamondback moth, stating that it paves the way for an effective and sustainable approach to pest control.

Elders appoints new horticultural specialist to TEC team

Nov. 25, 2019 | 1 min read
ELDERS increasing focus on horticulture has been given a boost with the appointment of Roop Sandhu as a horticultural specialist within the Thomas Elder Consulting (TEC) team.