Workshops and Training

Insect Identification and IPM workshops

One of the key factors limiting the adoption of IPM is grower confidence in the science and approach. An ability to correctly identify pests and beneficial species in crops is one of the first steps towards an IPM and a range of workshops targeted at growers, agronomists, consultants and other grains industry personnel have taken place across South-eastern and Western Australia. The NIPI communication/adoption team continue to provide IPM related information at field days, industry update sessions, and growers group meetings.

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I SPY manual

The I SPY manual highlights the importance of insect identification and includes key characateristics used for the identification of important arthropod groups in broadacre farming systems. It is an integral part of the overall training package developed for those working in boradacre crops in the southern and western grain belt regions, and also contains information on the main components, techniques and tools of an IPM program. This is available online from GRDC or may be given out as part of training workshops.


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Kym Perry, Mandalotus weevil trial walk, Bowhill SA, 31st July 2012.

KPerry NIPI ID workshopKym Perry presenting, NIPI insect identification workshop, Naracoorte, SA, March 2012.

KPerry Microscope sessionKym Perry, Microscope session, NIPI insect identification workshop, Naracoorte, March 2012

HDeGraaf ID workshopHelen DeGraaf presenting, NIPI insect identification workshop, Adelaide, March 2011.

Pest ID & training workshopNIPI Invertebrate Pest Identification & IPM Training Workshop – Peter Mangano