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Pest & Disease Workshop 2018

When: Wednesday 07 November 2018, 09:00am - 01:30pm
Where: Natural Area Consulting Management Services
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Contact: Matthew Lunn 0410 714 207
In collaboration with NGIQ, the Department of Agriculture and Fisheries (Queensland) will deliver a workshop aimed at providing information on how to manage insect and mite pests using an integrated crop management approach.

A number of aspects will be covered in this on-farm workshop including:

  • How to implement or improve cultural management practices
  • Methods to detect plant problems and implementing a monitoring plan for early detection
  • How to conserve natural enemies or use commercial biological control agents
  • Pesticide rotations for most pest groups
  • Farm-walk describing how Natural Area Consulting Management manages their farm in relation to pest and disease management.
The workshop will be delivered by Andrew Manners and John Duff as part of the co-funded DAF, Hort Innovation and nursery levy funded project “Building the resilience and on-farm biosecurity capacity of the Australian production nursery industry.” 
Please bring plants that have an unknown problem. As much as possible, seal plants in a bag or box to contain the sample to reduce risk of spreading the problem.
If visiting your nursery prior to the workshop, be mindful not to share. Please change your clothes prior to arrival if you have handled plants. This will reduce spread of pests or diseases while on the farm walk.
Please bring the following:
  • Hat 
  • An open mind, with a willingness to learn
  • Plant production questions, particularly with regard to pests or disease. However, we’ll do our best to field any question and direct accordingly

Registrations are now closed

Note: Cost: $15 per person to cover lunch


Natural Area Consulting Management Services
Address: 99c Lord Street Whiteman 6068  WA