Orchard plant protection guide for deciduous fruits in NSW


The 2022-23 edition of the Orchard plant protection guide for deciduous fruits in NSW is the latest in a series of annual publications that have supported the pest and disease management decisions of generations of NSW temperate fruit producers. The guide is recognised as a respected and valuable reference for temperate fruit industries.

Feature articles

Market access negotiations are complex and often require evidence-based crop protection strategies to meet import conditions. In this edition, Jane Muller and Rieks Van Klinken of CSIRO Health and Biosecurity outline the ongoing development and domestic testing of a systems-based protocol for cherries and fruit fly (page 6).

At the time of our review NSW DPI Biosecurity and partner agencies were actively engaged in an emergency biosecurity response following an incursion of the exotic pest varroa mite, first detected in sentinel hives at the Port of Newcastle in late June 2022.

In this edition, we reproduce the DPI Primefact 861 Varroa mites, authored by Doug Somerville, Technical Specialist, Honey Bees and updated by Madlen Kratz, Honey Bee Industry Development Officer.

Dr Sally Bound of the Tasmanian Institute of Agriculture provides an update to her popular section on Orchard Crop Load Management (page 131).

Herbicide MoA alignment

Herbicide Mode of Action (MoA) classifications have been updated internationally to capture new active constituents and ensure the MoA system is globally relevant. The global MoA classification system is based on numerical codes that provide infinite capacity to accommodate new herbicide MoA, unlike the alphabetical codes currently used in Australia. In this edition of the guide, we have updated our Herbicide MoA listings to include both the new and old group identifiers. See 'Managing weeds' on page 141.


The guide is available free to commercial fruit growers and is distributed to the following rural retailers and key industry bodies in pome and stone fruit growing regions:

Company Name

Street Address




Ag n Vet Services

13-15 Brady Way



02 6953 3803

Ag n Vet Services

26-28 Banna Avenue



02 6964 2999

Appledale Processors

5 Stephen Place



02 6361 4422

Batlow Fruit Co-op Ltd

Forest Road



02 6941 4211

Cudgegong Rural Supplies36 Sydney RoadMudgee28500499 003570
Delta Ag287 Boorowa StreetYoung259402 6382 6622
EE Muir & Sons81-89 Elsham AveOrange280002 6362 7366
EE Muir & SonsForest RoadBatlow273002 6949 1696
Elders11 Banna AvenueGriffith268002 6969 2900
Elders/Ace Ohlsson115 Pittown RoadMcGraths Hill275602 4577 3705
Local Land Services – Bathurst66 Corporation AvenueBathurst279502 6333 2300
Local Land Services – Bega2/83 Upper StreetBega255002 6491 7800
Local Land Services – Cowra30 Lynch StreetCowra279402 6331 1377
Local Land Services – GoulburnLevel G, 159 Auburn StreetGoulburn258002 4824 1900
Local Land Services – Greater Sydney 4/2-6 Station StreetPenrith27501300 795 299
Local Land Services – Hunter816 Tocal Road, PattersonPatterson242102 4930 1030
Local Land Services – Mudgee112 Market StreetMudgee28500428 435 615
Local Land Services – Murray32 Enterprise WayBuronga27390427 932 526
Local Land Services – Northern Tablelands126-130 Taylor streetArmidale235002 6770 2000
Local Land Services – Riverina93 Main StreetYoung259402 63814700
NSW Department of Primary Industries – Central CoastNorth Loop Road, Ourimbah Campus University of NewcastleOurimbah225802 4348 1900
NSW Department of Primary Industries – Coffs HarbourLevel 1, 30 Park AvenueCoffs Harbour245002 6650 3111
NSW Department of Primary Industries – HanwoodFarm 217, Murray RoadHanwood268002 6960 1337
NSW Department of Primary Industries – Orange1447 Forest RoadOrange280002 6391 3986
NSW Department of Primary Industries – Tumut64 Fitzroy StreetTumut272002 6941 1405
NSW Department of Primary Industries – Wollongbar1243 Bruxner HighwayWollongbar247702 6626 1350
NSW Prune Growers AssociationFarm 147, Kidman WayHanwood26800427 630 548
Nutrien Ag Solutions10 Sydney RoadMudgee285002 6372 1311
Nutrien Ag Solutions99 Lovell StreetYoung259402 63827600
Persimonns Australia36 Harvey StreetMount Lofty43500407 103 852
Thomsons Rural Supplies69 Boorowa StreetYoung259402 6382 5633
Yenda Producers59-61 Mirrool AvenueYenda268102 6968 1011

For a hard copy of the guide, please contact:
Kevin Dodds, 0427 918 315, kevin.dodds@dpi.nsw.gov.au
Jessica Fearnley, 0437 284 010, jessica.fearnley@dpi.nsw.gov.au


This document is not fully web accessible, please contact amanda.warren-smith@dpi.nsw.gov.au for more information.


Published: Jul 2022