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Invertebrate Pest Issues in Retained Stubble Systems: Current Knowledge and Critical Gaps
The practice in some parts of Australia of retaining crop residues (stubble retention) combined with direct drilling with limited soil disturbance may reduce disruption to invertebrate species. There is potential for pest issues to become worse as more growers adopt zero tillage practices in an effort to not disturb the soil profile. This combinati... moreon of management practices is expected to increase the likelihood of pest outbreaks, dependant on the extent to which the conditions become more suitable for pest species and unsuitable for beneficials. Here we summarise some of the literature associated with invertebrate pest management issues in retained stubble systems in Australia. This builds on the brief overview of pest issues in retained stubble systems provided in the Scott et al. (2013) report to GRDC. The purpose of this report is to highlight critical knowledge gaps that limit effective management of pest or beneficials species. less
Crop and Pasture Protection (Pests, Diseases and Weeds)
01 Jan 2014
03 Oct 2018
This work is funded by GRDC through the “Maintaining profitable farming systems with retained stubble: Component 1 – Research Support” project (GRDC project code: CSP00186). We also detail work funded through the “Future NIPI forums” project (GRDC project code: CSE00058). The distribution maps developed throughout this report are based on records from Pest Alert Services delivered by cesar (PestFacts south-eastern), SARDI (PestFacts South Australia and Western Victoria) and DAFWA (PestFax). We thank the people who manage these services for giving us access to the data.
Paul Breust, John Small, Andrew Rice, Tom Langley, and Stephen Loss read over early versions of this report and made many helpful comments.
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CSIRO (Australia), South Australian Research and Development Institute (SARDI) (Australia)
Macfadyen, Sarina; Nash, Michael (2018): Invertebrate Pest Issues in Retained Stubble Systems: Current Knowledge and Critical Gaps. v1. CSIRO. Data Collection.
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GRDC CSP00186 Stubble Initiative Module1
This work is funded by GRDC through the “Maintaining profitable farming systems with retained stubble: Component 1 – Research Support” project (GRDC project code: CSP00186). We also detail work funded through the “Future NIPI forums” project (GRDC project code: CSE00058).