Insect management & stewardship


An integrated insect and mite management approach (otherwise known as Integrated Pest Management or IPM) incorporates a range of tactics and resources to reduce pest outbreaks and reduce the reliance on insecticides for their management.

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  • Downes, Sharon; Bird, Lisa (CRDC, 2017-05-09)
    The End of Season Resistance Monitoring Report, by Sharon Downes, and the Conventional Insecticide Testing Report, by Lisa Bird provide a summary of the outcomes of both programs during this season. The key outcome from ...
  • Downes, Sharon; Bird, Lisa (CRDC, 2015-07-01)
    The End of Season Resistance Monitoring Report, by Sharon Downes, and the Conventional Insecticide Testing Report, by Lisa Bird provide a summary of the outcomes of both programs during this season. The key outcome from ...
  • Redfern, Ruth (2015-07-05)
    Controlling unwanted cotton in the farming system is an essential part of good integrated pest and disease management.
  • Dickinson, Sally (2015-07-02)
    In August 2014, St George cotton growers took part in their first 'Spring Clean' event, turning the difficult business of disease management into a fun, social day; uniting the community behind the common goal of destroying ...
  • CottonInfo Team; Maas, Susan; Ceeney, Sally; Redfern, Ruth (2015-08-10)
    This Guide provides you with a comprehensive summary of the key cotton crop protection issues, and is brought to you by the Australian cotton industry's joint extension program, CottonInfo.
  • Watson, Andrew (2015-09-07)
    Boggabri cotton grower, Andrew Watson, has shown that with optimal growth rates, a healthy population of beneficial predators and a plant monitoring approach, it is possible to grow a Bollgard II crop without (or with ...
  • Smith, Linda; Kirkby, Karen (2015-03-09)
    Verticillium wilt of cotton is caused by Verticillium dahliae, a soil borne fungus that enters the roots and grows into the vascular system of the plant. Identifying Verticillium is the first step in being able to manage it.
  • Unknown author (2015-01-16)
    The Herbicide Resistance Management Strategy (HRMS) is designed as a tool for weed management in irrigated and dryland farming systems incorporating herbicide tolerant (HT) cotton, to delay glyphosate resistance.
  • Redfern, Ruth; Wilson, Lewis (2015-02-23)
    Spider mites are small arthropods that feed on the underside of cotton leaves using their piercing mouthparts to suck out the contents of leaf cells. This removes chlorophyll from the leaves and causes a reduction in ...
  • Williams, Sandra (2015-04-15)
    This document covers species identification, honeydew, Whitefly ecology, thresholds , management Farm hygeine and Biosecurity risks
  • CottonInfo (CottonInfo, 2015-04-13)
    A newly identified defoliating strain of Verticillium wilt has been detected in Queensland and NSW. In this special CottonInfo ealert, we bring you the key things you need to know and do about this strain.
  • Ceeney, Sally; Sampson, Luke (2014-05-09)
    These end of season resistance management tactics are key components of the Bollgard II resistance management plan (RMP). The success of the Bollgard II RMP in managing resistance is due to the implementation of these ...
  • Redfern, Ruth (2014-04-04)
    The world's first case of glyphosate-resistant sowthistle has been found at Gunnedah in the Upper Namoi, providing a start reminder to growers that vigilance is needed in integrated weed control.
  • Ceeney, Sally; Downes, Sharon; Tann, Colin (2014-02-19)
    What are 'survivors'? Are they resistant to Bollgard II?, Control of Helicoverpa larvae in Bollgard II, Helicoverpa thresholds , Insecticide selection for Bollgard II crops.
  • Grundy, Paul; Heimoana, Simone; Hopkinson, Jamie; Leven, Tracey; Maas, Susan; Sequeira, Richard; Taylor, Ian; Wilson, Lewis; Williams, Sandra (2013-12-23)
    Silverleaf Whitefly (SLW) is a major pest due to its ability to contaminate cotton lint with honeydew. Management of SLW requires a year round Integrated Pest Management (IPM) approach as SLW are highly mobile, can quickly ...
  • Charles, Graham; Johnson, Stephen; Roberts, Grant; Taylor, Ian (Cotton Research and Development Corporation, Cotton Catchment Communities CRC, 2013-12-18)
    WEEDpak synthesizes the results of extensive research on IWM in Australian cotton farming systems from research . The WEEDpak manual includes extensive reference material to help identify weeds, an important first step in ...
  • Williams, Sandra; Wilson, Lewis; Vogel, Stacey (The Development and Delivery Team (Cotton Catchment Communities CRC), Cotton Grower Services and the IHD Group. (2011), 2011-07-12)
    This ute guide can assist consultants and growers correctly identify their pest and beneficial insects and creates awareness of the role that native vegetation can play in IPM. Ultimately this information supports responsible ...
  • Ceeney, Sally (2013-03-28)
    With more than 90 percent of Australian Cotton grown using Bt technology, effective resistance management is vital to the longevity of Bollgard II and the yet to be released Bollgard III.
  • Bauer, Bartley; Cobon, Jenny; Scheikowski, Linda; Lehane, John; Smith, Linda; Maas, Susan (2013-03-18)
    In late 2012, there was an identification of reniform nematodes (Rotylenchulus reniformis) affecting cotton across a number of fields and farms in Theodore in Central Queensland. Feeding causes damage to the plant resulting ...
  • Maas, Susan; Sequeira, Richard (2013-03-05)
    Management of Silverleaf whitefly in later maturing crops is complex, and growers and consultants need to manage to avoid honeydew contamination. This article focuses on management options for crops in the salvage zone ...

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