Pest management approaches

Control of crop pests has become increasingly challenging with changes in farming practices and environmental conditions. OFT contains more than 40 trials that provide information on pest management issues, and include reports on trial findings dealing with: integrated pest management; impacts of stubble management on crop production, weeds, disease and pests; role of annual medics as a disease break for cereal root pathogens; snail management approaches and tools; and seed applied treatments for controlling pests and diseases in canola.

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Integrated pest management

Dannielle McMillan (BCG), Stuart McColl, Valerie Caron and Paul Umina (cesar)

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To give farmers a bettter understanding of the different pest management tools available and to identify which work bets in certain circumstances.

Crop type: Multiple 1 trial Pesticide Application
Charlton, VIC
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Integrated pest management (IPM)

Stuart McColl, Paul Umina, Samantha Strano (CESAR Consultants) and Claire Browne (BCG)

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To give farmers a better understanding of the different pest management tools available and identify which work best in certain circumstances.

Crop type: Canola 1 trial Pesticide Timing Pesticide Application
Charlton, VIC
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To investigate the feasibility of utilising image data, collected using UAVs, to make timely management decisions relating to slug damage in emerging canola.

Inverleigh, VIC
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FarmingIT <abbr title='Grains Research and Development Corporation'>GRDC</abbr> IPM Technologies Luminis Analytics Pty Ltd Production, Environment and Quality (PEAQ) Management

The abundance and distribution of beneficial predators to achieve integrated pest management in crops and pasture

Dr Paul Horne (IPM Technologies), Jessica Page (IPM Technologies), Neil Hives (IPM Technologies), Steve Dickson (Agvise), David Watson (Agvise), Cam Nicholson (Grain and Graze)

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Crop type: Multiple 1 trial No treatment
Inverleigh, VIC
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To discuss how to manage pests and diseases to optimise crop production whilst still managing costs.

Crop type: Wheat 1 trial Fertiliser Application Fungicide Application Variety Type
Birchip, VIC
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Onion weed (Asphodelus fistulosusis) is a significant pest of crops and pastures on many soil types on upper EP. Onion weed that germinates in the pasture phase often results in thick stands of large plants that require repeated herbicide application and/or cultivation to control prior to a crop phase. Cultivation prior to sowing is a widespread… read more

Crop type: Medic 1 trial Herbicide Type
Kyancutta, SA Sandy loam
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To provide a calendar as a guide to insect pests that could be expected during each of hte major crop and pasture growing phases.

Crop type: Multiple 1 trial Crop Crop Type
Birchip, VIC
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To determine the comparative performance of alternative crops and pastures as pest and disease breaks in an intensive cereal phase. In low rainfall regions of south-eastern Australia broad-leaf crops make up only a very small proportion of the total area of sown crops. In light of increasing climate variability farmers have adopted continuous ce… read more

Crop type: Wheat 1 trial Crop Type
Minnipa Agricultural Centre, SA Red sandy clay loam
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To determine the comparative performance of alternative crops and pastures as pest and disease breaks in an intensive cereal phase. In low rainfall regions of south-eastern Australia broad-leaf crops make up only a very small proportion of the total area of sown crops. In light of increasing climate variability farmers have adopted continuous ce… read more

Crop type: Wheat 1 trial Crop Type
Minnipa Agricultural Centre, SA Red sandy clay loam
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To maintain or improve crop production through applying alternative weed, disease and pest control options in pasture wheat rotations in the presence of crop residues. The trial was established in 2013 with different stubble treatments imposed at harvest and was sown either inter row or in row with wheat in 2014.

Crop type: Wheat 1 trial Sowing Method Stubble Management
Minnipa Agricultural Centre, SA Red loam
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To understand the water quality features that may have an influence on pesticide performance.

Crop type: None 1 trial Pesticide Application
Birchip, VIC
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  • To investigate the efficacy of several commercial snail baits on juveniles of the four pest snail species, and assess the effect of bait size and density on mortality.
  • To conduct preliminary trials to investigate the usefulness of caffeine and Perlka as additional snail management tools.

Crop type: Canola 1 trial Pesticide Type
Roseworthy, SA
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  • To investigate the efficacy of several commercial snail baits on juveniles of the four pest snail species, and assess the effect of bait size and density on mortality.
  • To conduct preliminary trials to investigate the usefulness of caffeine and Perlka as additional snail management tools.

Crop type: Canola 1 trial Pesticide Rate
Roseworthy, SA
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  • To investigate the efficacy of several commercial snail baits on juveniles of the four pest snail species, and assess the effect of bait size and density on mortality.
  • To conduct preliminary trials to investigate the usefulness of caffeine and Perlka as additional snail management tools.

Crop type: None 1 trial Pesticide Rate
Urrbrae, SA
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To demonstrate the effectiveness of Cosmos seed dressing on canola for the control of insect pests such as wireworm and red legged earth mite.

Crop type: Canola 1 trial Fungicide
Watchupga East, VIC
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To investigate whether weed management outside a cropping area provide benefits to growers in terms of lower weed burden, pest and disease risk within crop fields and an associated reduction in herbicide and pesticide inputs with an increase in economic returns?

Condobolin, NSW
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Many medic pasture phases are now being managed to produce vigorous medic dominant pastures using a range of herbicides and pesticides to control weeds and pests. However, it appears that some of these pastures are not producing high nitrogen (N) reserves for the following cereal crops. The broad aim of this SAGIT funded project is to assess the… read more

Crop type: Medic 2 trials Crop Type Fertiliser Rate Herbicide Type Herbicide Timing
Piednippie, SA Pingbong, SA Grey calcareous sandy loam Red sandy loam
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The GRDC project ‘Maintaining profitable farming systems with retained stubble - upper Eyre Peninsula’ aims to produce sustainable management guidelines to control pests, weeds and diseases while retaining stubble to maintain or improve soil health, and reduce exposure to wind erosion. The major outcome to be achieved is increased knowledge … read more

Crop type: Barley 4 trials Sowing Method Stubble Management Stubble Height
Lock, SA Minnipa Agricultural Centre, SA Non-wetting sand Red loam
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The GRDC project ‘Maintaining profitable farming systems with retained stubble - upper Eyre Peninsula’ aims to produce sustainable management guidelines to control pests, weeds and diseases while retaining stubble to maintain or improve soil health, and reduce exposure to wind erosion. The major outcome to be achieved is increased knowledge … read more

Crop type: Medic 1 trial Stubble Management Stubble Height
Mt Cooper, SA Red loam
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The GRDC project ‘Maintaining profitable farming systems with retained stubble - upper Eyre Peninsula’ aims to produce sustainable management guidelines to control pests, weeds and diseases while retaining stubble to maintain or improve soil health, and reduce exposure to wind erosion. The major outcome to be achieved is increased knowledge … read more

Crop type: Wheat 4 trials Sowing Stubble Management Stubble Height
Minnipa Agricultural Centre, SA Murlong, SA Red loam Red sandy loam Non-wetting sand
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The GRDC project ‘Maintaining profitable farming systems with retained stubble - upper Eyre Peninsula’ aims to produce sustainable management guidelines to control pests, weeds and diseases while retaining stubble to maintain or improve soil health, and reduce exposure to wind erosion. The major outcome to be achieved is increased knowledge … read more

Crop type: Medic 1 trial Stubble Management Stubble Height
Mt Cooper, SA Red loam
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The GRDC project ‘Maintaining profitable farming systems with retained stubble - upper Eyre Peninsula’ aims to produce sustainable management guidelines to control pests, weeds and diseases while retaining stubble to maintain or improve soil health, and reduce exposure to wind erosion. The major outcome to be achieved is increased knowledge … read more

Crop type: Wheat 1 trial Sowing Rate Sowing Timing Sowing Method
Lock, SA Non-wetting sand
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To determine whether adjustments need to be made to a range of decision support systems (DSSs) to quantitatively account for the effect of gravel on inputs such as fertilisers, lime, pesticides and herbicides.

Crop type: Wheat 1 trial Soil amelioration
Badgingarra, WA
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Issue upper EP farmers identified as a problem was sowing into retained pasture residue with pasture vines causing issues with blockages at sowing and uneven germination. The trial at Mount Cooper was designed to compare crop establishment and production, and weed and pest control effectiveness in the presence and absence of legume pasture resid… read more

Crop type: Wheat 1 trial Stubble Management
Mt Cooper, SA Red loam
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The majority of farms in low rainfall areas use sheep to provide enterprise diversity, however grazing also offers a range of other system benefits that are generally not accounted for in mixed farming enterprises. Studies have shown that grazing offers a useful tool for managing weeds and pests, improving crop nutrition and yields and providing… read more

Crop type: Medic 2 trials Fertiliser Rate Grazing Regime Sowing Rate
Minnipa Agricultural Centre, SA Red sandy loam
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The majority of farms in low rainfall areas use sheep to provide enterprise diversity, however grazing also offers a range of other system benefits that are generally not accounted for in mixed farming enterprises. Studies have shown that grazing offers a useful tool for managing weeds and pests, improving crop nutrition and yields and providing… read more

Crop type: Wheat 1 trial Fertiliser Rate Grazing Regime Sowing Rate
Minnipa Agricultural Centre, SA Red sandy loam
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  • To evaluate the suitability of "spot spray" technology to control weeds on farming land in the Upper North.
  • To monitor weed control success on "hard to control" summer weeds such as fleabane, onion weed, saltbush type weeds.
  • To record the reduction in pesticide and water use using "spot spra… read more

Crop type: None 1 trial Herbicide Application
Jamestown, SA
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McAg Consulting <abbr title='Upper North Farming Systems'>UNFS</abbr>

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Annual medics (Medicago spp.) are self-regenerating pasture species that are well suited to crop rotations on neutral to alkaline soils. In southern Australia's semi-arid agricultural zones, medics provide feed for livestock, improve soil fertility through nitrogen fixation and act as a disease break for many cereal root pathog… read more

Crop type: Medic 2 trials Crop Type Fertiliser Rate Herbicide Type Herbicide Timing
Piednippie, SA Pingbong, SA Grey calcareous sandy loam Red sandy loam
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The broad aim of this 3 year SAGIT funded project was to investigate if current management tools for medic based pastures, such as herbicides, fertilisers and rhizobial inoculants, are affecting N fixation by medic pastures under field conditions typical of the upper Eyre Peninsula. These results should also be relevant to other low rainfall Mal… read more

Crop type: Medic 1 trial Fertiliser Rate Herbicide Type Herbicide Timing
Piednippie, SA Grey calcareous sandy loam
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The broad aim of this 3 year SAGIT funded project was to investigate if current management tools for medic based pastures, such as herbicides, fertilisers and rhizobial inoculants, are affecting N fixation by medic pastures under field conditions typical of the upper Eyre Peninsula. These results should also be relevant to other low rainfall Mal… read more

Crop type: Medic 1 trial Fertiliser Type Herbicide Type Herbicide Timing
Minnipa Agricultural Centre, SA Red sandy loam
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The broad aim of this 3 year SAGIT funded project was to investigate if current management tools for medic based pastures, such as herbicides, fertilisers and rhizobial inoculants, are affecting N fixation by medic pastures under field conditions typical of the upper Eyre Peninsula. These results should also be relevant to other low rainfall Mal… read more

Crop type: Medic 2 trials Fertiliser Type Herbicide Type Herbicide Timing
Minnipa Agricultural Centre, SA Pingbong, SA Red sandy loam
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Cumin is a herb in the parsley and carrot family which is grown in northern India and the Middle East. The seed is used as a traditional spice ingredient of kormas, masalas, and soups, and forms the basis of many other spice blends. Global production is estimated at around 600,000 tonnes. Elite cumin varieties are being evaluated across a range … read more

Crop type: Multiple 1 trial Crop Type
Minnipa, SA Calcareous red sandy loam
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  • To identify optimum stubble height for maximising grain yield of lentils.

Crop type: Lentils 1 trial Stubble Stubble Management
Pinery, SA
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To explore potential of new vetch lines for varieties in Australian crop rotations.

Crop type: Vetch 2 trials Crop Type
Blyth, SA Lameroo, SA
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An Evaluation of Seed Treatments for Controlling Insects and Diseases in Canola

Ken Motley, Karen Roberts (NSW DPI), Rob Griffith (Bayer Crop Science) and Andrew Rice (Ivey ATP)

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To evaluate the potential for grain yield responses from controlling insects and diseases in canola with commercially available seed applied treatments.

Alectown, NSW
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The agronomic, environmental, economic and co-existence impacts of GM canola

David Hudson (SGA Solutions Pty Ltd), Rosemary Richards (Bowmans Richards and Associates)

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A study was commissioned in 2008 by the Birchip Cropping Group (BCG) and Grains Research and Development Corporation (GRDC) to assess the impacts of the first GM canola available to farmers in NSW and Victoria.

The purpose of this study was to assess at farm level the impact of GM herbicide tolerant canola on farming operations that ma… read more

Crop type: Canola 1 trial Crop Crop Type Variety Variety Type
Birchip, VIC
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Mixed livestock and cropping systems have an important role to play in the diversification, risk management and sustainability of farming in low rainfall areas. The majority of farms in these areas use livestock to provide enterprise diversity and risk management, however grazing also offers a range of other system benefits that are generally no… read more

Crop type: Wheat 2 trials Fertiliser Rate Grazing Regime Sowing Rate
Minnipa Agricultural Centre, SA Piednippie, SA Red sandy loam Grey calcareous sandy loam
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Hyola ICS canola performance and agronomy trials

Steve Lamb, Advanta Seeds Co-operators (Eurofins Agrisearch), Monsanto, Sinochem, Syngenta, Bayer and BASF

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To evaluate the performance and agronomic attributes of a range of Hybrid and OP canola varieties across different herbicide tolerant technologies over two time of sowing events.

Crop type: Canola 1 trial Variety
Dandaragan, WA
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To help put the grower in the best possible position to make decisions on the need for, and timing of budworm control.

Crop type: Not specified 1 trial Pesticide
Walpeup, VIC
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To test and develop farming systems where retained stubble is managed in the HRZ without a reduction in profitability for the grower

Westmere, VIC
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To test and develop farming systems where retained stubble is managed in the HRZ without a reduction in profitability for the grower

Inverleigh, VIC
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This paper addresses three issues:

  • The challenges facing high input farming systems,
  • How valid is biological farming as an alternative, and
  • Can high input farming and alternative methods be integrated?
Crop type: None 1 trial No treatment
Birchip, VIC
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To improve farmer’s capacity to manage soil health issues by providing information and access to soil management strategies and techniques

Crop type: None 1 trial Soil Type Soil Preparation
Birchip, VIC
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To investigate the production, management and profitability of three different pulse crops.

Crop type: Multiple 1 trial Crop Crop Type
Tottenham, NSW
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Compare the yield responses of canola varieties sown at three sowing dates (9 April, 23 April and 12 May).

Crop type: Canola 1 trial Crop Type
Pindar, WA
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Serenade Prime in potatoes demonstration

Courtney Piesse and Susie Mason (Elders Rural Services), Fox Family and Rick Horbury (Bayer Crop Science)

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Demonstration trial to look at Serenade Prime as product to increase marketable potatoes and uniformity in tuber size through two applications during the growing season.

Crop type: Not specified 1 trial Inoculant
Dandaragan, WA Deep sandy duplex
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This trial was established in order to evaluate a range of current and soon to be released canola varieties at a single sowing time and under grower practice at Dandaragan, Western Australia.

Crop type: Canola 1 trial Variety Type
Dandaragan, WA Deep sand
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To evaluate the suitability of "spot spray" technology to control weeds on farming land in the Upper North. To monitor weed control success on "hard to control" summer weeds such as fleabane, onion weed, saltbush type weeds. To record the reduction in pesticide and water use using "spot spray" technology compared to conventional spraying. To raise … read more

Crop type: None 1 trial Herbicide Application
Jamestown, SA Various
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