18 September, 2022
Better services to keep track of fall armyworm
GROWERS dealing with fall armyworm can now access the latest online resources using a new engagement eHub, which features information on pest management, moth activities and research results.
Minister for Agricultural Industry Development and Fisheries and Minister for Rural Communities Mark Furner said since the exotic plant pest arrived in the far northern regions of Australia in early 2020, it had spread across much of the south, west and east of the country.
“As part of providing better services to industry, the Department of Agriculture and Fisheries is leading research and extension through Queensland Government and Hort Innovation funded projects to co-develop an integrated fall armyworm management strategy,” Mr Furner said.
“This involves fi eld surveys and monitoring, control strategies, new techniques, compiling a literature review, and an economic risk analysis for horticultural crops in Australia.
“We have developed the eHub to share the outcomes of this work, including regular video and results updates from demonstration sites, event information, moth activities, insecticide resistance results, and to allow growers to engage in discussion.”
For more information, go to www.daf.engagementhub. com.au/fallarmyworm