Pests, diseases and weeds

Alternaria research updates and recommendations for management

Alternaria is responsible for a number of apple diseases. Here we explore what Alternaria is, what research has informed us about it and share the latest recommendations for disease management. Author: Dr Gordon Brown 03 6239 6411 There are three apple diseases commonly attributed to Alternaria species: Alternaria leaf blotch, Alternaria fruit [...]

By |September 25th, 2014|Pests, diseases and weeds|

Workshops set scene for on-farm fruit fly management

Download or print: On-farm fruit fly management by Angus Crawford APAL’s Technical Manager Angus Crawford outlines how the practice of Area Wide Management can be used to manage fruit fly numbers.  Despite great efforts fighting them off since 2011/12, Queensland Fruit Fly (QFF) has crossed the Murray River becoming a newly established pest in [...]

By |August 19th, 2014|News, Pests, diseases and weeds|

Groundbreaking technology to wipe out flies

An exciting new sterile insect technology (SIT) is in the making in a collaboration between the Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organisation (CSIRO), Plant and Food Research, Horticulture Australia Limited (HAL) and the South Australian Government. Guest blogger Dan Ryan shares some of the insights into this groundbreaking technology. We all know Queensland fruit fly [...]

By |December 19th, 2013|Pests, diseases and weeds|

Orchard plant protection guide for deciduous fruits in NSW 2013-2014

By |September 3rd, 2013|Pests, diseases and weeds|

Integrated Pest Management (IPM)

The Integrated Pest Management manual for apples & pears helps growers manage pests. APAL has developed an Integrated Pest Management (IPM) manual specifically designed for Australian apples and pears. IPM involves the use of multiple tools to manage a key pest, or group of pests, within a crop. It includes biological controls, habitat [...]

By |April 7th, 2013|Pests, diseases and weeds|

Pest Information Document Database (PIDD)

PIDD is maintained by Plant Health Australia (PHA) and provides details on pests and diseases listed in the apple and pear Industry Biosecurity Plan.

By |April 7th, 2013|Pests, diseases and weeds|

Pest and Disease Image Library (PaDIL)

PaDIL is an online database providing images and problem-solving information tools about Australian and exotic pests and diseases. Click here to search the library.

By |April 7th, 2013|Pests, diseases and weeds|