PestFacts south-eastern keeps growers and advisers informed about invertebrate pests and beneficials in broadacre crops and pastures during the winter-cropping season in Victoria and southern New South Wales.

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Keep an eye out for fall armyworm during warmer months

As we have now entered the warmer months of the year, migrations of the fall armyworm, Spodoptera frugiperda, to south-eastern Australia are a very real possibility. With the first detections of moth and larvae in northern and central NSW during October, here’s a recap of what you need to know about this recently introduced crop pest.

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Agricultural invertebrate identification

If you are a grower or agronomist in Victoria or NSW working with broadacre crops or pastures, we can assist you with identifying invertebrates found on farms at no cost. We accept both images and samples.

Instructions for sending in invertebrate samples

Since 2019 PestFacts south-eastern has been running through IPMforGrains: Best Practice Insect Pest Management, a project delivered by the National Pest Information Network (Cesar Australia, DPIRD, QDAF, NSW DPI, and SARDI). This project aims to provide grain growers and advisors with information on invertebrate grain pest occurrence and equip industry with the knowledge needed to implement integrated pest management practices. This initiative is a GRDC investment and includes in-kind contributions from all project partner organisations.

The online PestFacts south-eastern collection also includes a selection of articles published between 2015 – 2018 when the service was run through a previous GRDC investment, The National Pest Information Service.

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