Many groups of insect pests can be easily managed with relatively simple cultural strategies combined with crop protection 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 limited information available on control actions?
In an upcoming webinar, the project team from the Queensland Department of Agriculture and Fisheries (QDAF) will discuss best practice methods and share management tools and strategies to minimize difficult insect groups including:
- Pests that cannot easily be controlled by pesticides
- Pests that 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 minimize such pests, including techniques in which 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)