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SEMINAR: The challenge of managing fall armyworm: a new cross-industry pest in Western Australia

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Today's date is Wednesday, September 23, 2020
The challenge of managing fall armyworm: a new cross-industry pest in Western Australia : Adjunct Assoc/Prof Helen Spafford from the Department of Primary Industries and Regional Development will discuss the creative and innovative ways in which WA is managing this challenging pest Other events...
In the last four years fall armyworm has been found establishing all over the world and it has been problematic to manage. With a large host range and high dispersal capability, when the fall armyworm invaded Australia in January 2020 it was declared un-eradicable. This insect reportedly feeds on over 350 plant species, many of them crop plants. In large numbers the larvae can devastate a crop, seemingly overnight. With a propensity to develop resistance to insecticides, fall armyworm continues to be a challenge for management in its native range and now as a global pest that affects multiple production industries. Western Australia is fall armyworm’s newest home. We will need some creative and innovative thinking to manage this challenging pest.

This Webinar will be via Zoom and registration is essential via:https://uwa.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_Lc6vhARcTKm7xeMxvtbSuQ
Speaker(s) Adjunct Assoc/Prof Helen Spafford
Location https://uwa.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_Lc6vhARcTKm7xeMxvtbSuQ
Contact Cora Castens <[email protected]> : 6488 3756
Start Thu, 30 Jul 2020 16:00
End Thu, 30 Jul 2020 17:00
RSVP RSVP is required.
Submitted by Diana Boykett <[email protected]>
Last Updated Thu, 06 Aug 2020 11:10
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