Reducing insecticide use in broad-acre grains production: an Australian study

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Reducing insecticide use in broad-acre grains production: an Australian study

Data was collected from replicated field-plot trials at five sites around Australia. The data consists of arthropod abundance collected using three methods (sweep nets, pitfall traps and vacuum sampler). We also include plant damage estimates and yield estimates.

Crop and Pasture Protection (Pests, Diseases and Weeds) Ecology not elsewhere classified

01 Jan 2010

01 Dec 2011

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natural enemies insecticides pesticide effects IPM selective insecticides grain pests


This data was collected by teams at each site on private land (see credit below). This project was funded by the Grains Research and Development Corporation (project UWA00134). We would like to thank the landholders for allowing us access to their properties and people who helped us from the farming-systems groups: BCG (Victoria), FarmLink Research (NSW), Yorke Peninsula Alkaline Soils Group (SA), Living Farm and Facey group (WA).

Sarina Macfadyen1*, Darryl C. Hardie2,3 Laura Fagan3, Katia Stefanova4, Kym D. Perry5, Helen E. DeGraaf5, Joanne Holloway6, Helen Spafford3,7 and Paul A. Umina8,9 1. CSIRO Ecosystem Sciences and Sustainable Agriculture Flagship, Clunies Ross St., Canberra ACT 2601, Australia. 2. Department of Agriculture and Food, Irrigated Agriculture and Diversification, 3 Baron-Hay Ct. Perth WA 6151, Australia. 3. The University of Western Australia, School of Animal Biology, 35 Stirling Highway, Perth WA 6009, Australia. 4. The University of Western Australia, Faculty of Natural and Agricultural Sciences, 35 Stirling Highway, Perth WA 6009, Australia. 5. South Australian Research and Development Institute, Entomology Unit, Waite Rd., Urrbrae SA 5064, Australia. 6. New South Wales Department of Primary Industries, Wagga Wagga Agricultural Institute, Pine Gully Rd., Wagga Wagga NSW 2650, Australia. 7. Current address: University of Hawaii, Department of Plant and Environmental Protection Sciences

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Macfadyen, Sarina; Hardie, Darryl; Fagan, Laura; Stefanova, Katia; Perry, Kym; DeGraaf, Helen; Holloway, Joanne; Spafford, Helen; Umina, Paul (2013): Reducing insecticide use in broad-acre grains production: an Australian study. v1. CSIRO. Data Collection.

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About this Project

CLOSED-1180.4 UWA:IPM Australian Grains

Developing and promoting Integrated Pest Management in Australian Grains Project Lead: Darryl Hardie (UWA). GRDC project #UWA00134. Invertebrate pests represent a significant challenge to sustainable grain production in many parts of Australia. Reliance on 'broad-spectrum' chemicals to control agricultural pests leads to problems in pest resurgen... more

Sarina Macfadyen

Data from field-plot trials

Data from field plot trials replicated at five sites around Australia


Sarina Macfadyen

Darryl Hardie

Laura Fagan

Katia Stefanova

Kym Perry

Helen DeGraaf

Joanne Holloway

Helen Spafford

Paul Umina