Research topic 4: Pest Management
Trial number 04WB06
Pineapples are infested by a variety of pests. Those that affect pineapple crops include a wide range of insects, diseases, nematodes and weeds. Soil types, climatic factors, crop stages and crop management practices affect the intensity of pest infestations. An integrated approach comprising cultural, mechanical, biological and chemical measures are most commonly used in managing these pests. The primary goal to keep pest populations below economic threshold levels to avoid serious crop losses. This report describes the evaluation of several different products for the management of weeds and nematodes. The lack of management options for these pests have been identified as key gaps for growers in the Australian pineapple in industry.
To evaluate and screen new products with weed and nematode control capabilities.