This 2018–19 edition of the Orchard plant protection guide for deciduous fruits in NSW is the latest in a series of similar publications which have served industry for over 57 years. It provides up-to-date information on all aspects of protecting your orchard from pests and diseases.
David Williams, a Principal Research Scientist with Agriculture Victoria, is well known in the temperate fruit industries for his many years of work researching the behaviour and management of pome and stone fruit pests. In this edition, David outlines progress on the testing and release of a new codling moth parasitic wasp, Mastrus ridens.
The article Improving market access protocols for mainland fruit by Lloyd Kingham, details progress made for NSW cherry market access to domestic and international markets. This article also introduces CSIRO’s new Horticultural Engagement Officer, Kate Fiedler.
Dr Manu Saunders provides an interesting insight into research findings regarding Pollinators, predators and parasites in pome fruit orchards.
The Biosecurity Act 2015 came into effect from 1 July 2017. Included in this edition of the guide is a factsheet outlining how landholders can minimise the biosecurity risks from visitors to their farm.
The authors of this guide want to make sure that the information we're providing is what you need to make your business grow. We would like to receive any feedback that you care to offer – good, bad or indifferent. This will help us to make future editions even more useful. Please contact me with your suggestions by mail, phone, fax or email.
Kevin Dodds, Development Officer – Temperate Fruits,
NSW Department of Primary Industries
PO Box 3, Tumut NSW 2720
Telephone (02) 6941 1405
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