Vegetable beetle and slater monitoring using time-lapse cameras

2019 - 2020

Research organisaton
Funding sources

Trial details

Researcher(s) King Yin Lui
Year(s) 2019 - 2020
Contributor Department of Primary Industries and Regional Development WA
Trial location(s) Esperance Downs Research Station, WA
Myrup, WA
Scaddan, WA
Vegetable beetle and slater monitoring using time-lapse cameras locations
Aims

To determine environmental triggers and time of day vegetable beetles and slaters are active.

Key messages
  • Vegetable beetle and slater activity is correlated to high relative humidity, mild temperatures and time of day, and that these conditions overlap with other crop emergence pests such as conical snails.
  • Vegetable beetles and slater movement was not correlated with soil moisture content, unlike conical snails.
  • There may be a wider window of opportunity to apply chemical controls to target these pests pre-sowing especially in dry sowing situations. Whereas when baiting for snails, efficacy is improved when baits are applied immediately following rain when the soil surface is moist and there is high relative humidity overnight.
Lead research organisation Department of Primary Industries and Regional Development WA
Host research organisation N/A
Trial funding source GRDC DAW00256
Trial funding source DPIRD WA FFPJP13
Related program Regional Research Agronomy
Acknowledgments

Thanks to GRDC and DPIRD for co-investment in the ‘Building capacity in crop protection and crop production agronomy research and development in Western Australia’ project (DAW00256/DAW1512-001RTX)


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Method

Crop type No crop specified
Treatment type(s)
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Trial design

Esperance Downs Research Station 2019

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Esperance Downs Research Station 2020

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Myrup 2019

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Myrup 2020

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Scaddan 2019

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Scaddan 2020

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Observed trial site soil information
Trial site soil testing
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Soil conditions
Trial site Soil texture
Esperance Downs Research Station, WA Not specified
Myrup, WA Not specified
Scaddan, WA Not specified
Derived trial site soil information
Australian Soil Classification Source: ASRIS
Trial site Soil order
Esperance Downs Research Station, WA Sodosol
Myrup, WA Sodosol
Scaddan, WA Calcarosol
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

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Climate

Derived climate information

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

Esperance Downs Research Station WA

Myrup WA

Scaddan WA

Esperance Downs Research Station WA

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Myrup WA

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Scaddan WA

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

SILO weather estimates sourced from https://www.longpaddock.qld.gov.au/silo/
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.

Trial report and links

Vegetable beetle and slater monitoring using time-lapse cameras



Trial last modified: 22-11-2021 15:59pm AEST