Pests, diseases and weeds present an on-going threat to nursery production systems; costing grower’s time, money and resources to prevent and control. Pest disease and weeds directly impact product quality and market access for growers and can potentially have flow on effects to the broader nursery industry, other plant based industries and the broader environment.
A number of resources are available to assist growers in meeting their pest, disease and weed management requirements these are detailed below:
Pest Identification Tool: Insects, Beneficial’s, Diseases, Disorders and Weeds of Nursery Production – The Pest ID Tool is a comprehensive online database of pests and Beneficial’s organisms which affect the nursery production sector. The database contains a range of images and information to assist in identification and management. From 01 Feb 2019 the Pest ID Tool is available with free access. To access the tool click on the link HERE and set up an account.
Pest and Disease Contingency Plans – With threats from a range of exotic plant pests, industry has developed a number of threat specific contingency plans to assist in the event of an incursion. Click HERE to access