Integrated pest management (IPM)


Research organisaton
Funding source

Trial details

Researcher(s) Claire Browne (BCG)
Stuart McColl (CESAR Consultants)
Samantha Strano (CESAR Consultants)
Paul Umina (CESAR Consultants)
Year(s) 2010
Contributor Birchip Cropping Group
Trial location(s) Charlton, VIC
Integrated pest management (IPM) locations

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

Key messages

Insecticide sprays are effective in controlling crop pests, but do not always provide yield benefits.

Lead research organisation N/A
Host research organisation N/A
Trial funding source GRDC UWA00134
Related program N/A

This project is funded by GRDC project UWA00134.

Other trial partners Not specified
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Crop type Canola
Treatment type(s)
  • Pesticide: Timing
  • Pesticide: Application
Trial type Experimental
Trial design Replicated

Charlton 2010

Sow date 12 May 2010
Harvest date Not specified
Plot size 50m x 50m
Plot replication Not specified
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Trial source data and summary not available
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Observed trial site soil information
Trial site soil testing
Not specified
Soil conditions
Trial site Soil texture
Charlton, VIC Not specified
Derived trial site soil information
Australian Soil Classification Source: ASRIS
Trial site Soil order
Charlton, VIC Sodosol
Soil Moisture Source: BOM/ANU
Average amount of water stored in the soil profile during the year, estimated by the OzWALD model-data fusion system.
Year Charlton VIC
2010 667.1mm
2009 625.6mm
2008 590.8mm
2007 577.6mm
2006 579.5mm
2005 592.2mm
2004 556.2mm
2003 550.3mm
2002 508.1mm
2001 535.4mm
2000 492.8mm
National soil grid Source: CSIRO/TERN
NOTE: National Soil Grid data is aggregated information for background information on the wider area
Actual soil values can vary significantly in a small area and the trial soil tests are the most relevant data where available

Soil properties



Derived climate information

No observed climate data available for this trial.
Derived climate data is determined from trial site location and national weather sources.

Charlton VIC


Some data on this site is sourced from the Bureau of Meteorology

SILO weather estimates sourced from
Jeffrey, S.J., Carter, J.O., Moodie, K.B. and Beswick, A.R. (2001). Using spatial interpolation to construct a comprehensive archive of Australian climate data , Environmental Modelling and Software, Vol 16/4, pp 309-330. DOI: 10.1016/S1364-8152(01)00008-1.