INSECT MANAGEMENT... Dr Elia Pirtle, cesar researcher, said a basic knowledge of the key groups is of enormous value when taking the first steps towards correct identification. INSECT MANAGEMENT... Dr Elia Pirtle, cesar researcher, said a basic knowledge of the key groups is of enormous value when taking the first steps towards correct identification. PHOTO: cesar

Insect management support for grain growers

GRAIN growers and advisers are being provided with insect management support for their crop pest control strategies in 2018 and beyond.

GRDC has released an updated version of I SPY, a comprehensive identification manual about insects prevalent in southern and western Australian broadacre farming systems.

The manual covers basic taxonomy, important insect groups and identification keys and descriptions of common species, as well as information on monitoring, integrated pest management principles and biosecurity.

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