Integrated Insect Mangement

This project aims to develop a regionally based research (management) and demonstration programme for psyllid that assesses the range of management options and can provide cost benefit analysis of each method.

It is expected to undertake this work at three sites (Pukekohe, Manawatu, Canterbury) with nil, total exclusion with crop covers, grower insecticide management, application based on sticky traps, application based on degree days using selective spray program and a programme combining oils and insecticides.  Assessments will include yield, populations of pysllid and beneficials at key times and incidence of zebra chip.

 

One Day Sustainable Agriculture and Horticulture Workshops Announced 10 May 2015 Research - FAR and the Future Farming Centre are running a series of FREE Sustainable Agriculture and Horticulture Workshops for cropping and horticultural farmers who are interested in introducing more environmentally sustainable strategies ...
March Update – Insect Management 20 March 2015 Research - Update on Trials Unfortunately the Manawatu trial site senesced early and as such there was very little difference in insecticide application between some of the treatments. The trials at the other ...