cesar's Dr Paul Umina was recently interviewed by GRDC's GroundCover TV about the emerging issue of insecticide resistance in the redlegged earth mite (RLEM).
Resistance to insecticides in RLEM populations is present in Western Australia, and it appears to be spreading. It is only a matter of time before resistance is found on the east of Australia. Learn more about this issue and what growers can do by clicking the video link below:
Besides RLEM the video also reports on Botrytis cinerea in chickpeas and summer grasses developing herbicide resistance.
Dr Paul Umina leads cesar's Sustainable Agriculture team who assist clients with invertebrate focused education and training, field and lab research, product development, IPM consulting and much more. If you would like any further information please contact us.