SA04WB-06: Pest Management

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Research Site/Demonstration Number: SA04WB-06
Grower Collaborator: Littabella Pines
Location 1: South Littabella Road, Yandaran
Start date: July 2020


OUTLINE

To evaluate and screen new nematicides, herbicides and miticides both pre-plant and post-plant targeting pest efficacy and impact on crop health.


OBJECTIVES

  1. To evaluate and screen new nematicides, herbicides and miticides in plant and ratoon crops
  2. To evaluate and establish the best practices for Abamectin in management of Redmite.
  3. To undertake a cost analysis of the different pest management products.
  4. To monitor impacts of crop health in plant and ratoon crops.

METHODOLOGY

The trial has four different research sites:

Site 1 – Nematicides

Site 2 – Herbicides

Site 3 – Miticides

Site 4 – Abamectin evaluation

All new products will be compared to industry standard practices and products.


RESEARCH TREATMENTS

The vast range of products are currently being investigated for inclusion in the trials.


ASSESSMENT / EVALUATION METHOD AND DELIVERY SCHEDULE


PROGRESS REPORT

CURRENT PROGRESS

April 2020
Grower identified and sites selected.

ISSUES ENCOUNTERED

Nil.

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