VEG IPM NOTE 4 Getting the most out of Bt sprays
About Paul Horne
Paul has over 30 years experience working on research, development and implementation of IPM and he is recognised both in Australia and internationally as a leader in this field. He and Jessica Page are also recognised as experts in facilitating practice change from insecticide-based pest management to successful IPM. They have co-authored two books and many scientific papers on IPM and control pests in agriculture. Paul is an Honorary Research Fellow at La Trobe University, where he lectures in entomology and IPM, and where he and Jessica regularly supervise undergraduate and post-graduate students.
Entries by Paul Horne
Jessica Page from IPM Technologies is currently leading a project that is funded by the Australian Vegetable industry and Hort Innovation to define the relative impact of pesticides on relevant species of beneficial insects and mites. The project team consists of three organisations – IPM Technologies, SARDI (South Australian Research and Development Institute) and QDAF […]
In 2019 the Australian strawberry and raspberry industries supported IPM Technologies entomologists Paul Horne and Jessica Page to try and develop an IPM compatible approach to deal with Spotted Winged Drosophila (SWD) if it arrives in Australia. To do this, Paul and Jessica visited advisors and farmers in England and Denmark in June 2019 to […]
Green Peach Aphid There is currently a large flight of green peach aphids in southern Australia that is colonising horticultural crops. The number of aphids is much higher than I have seen in most years. Along with the aphids there are also large numbers of aphids predators and parasites which will help in controlling them. […]
Jessica Page has received the prestigious ‘Researcher of the Year’ award at the Hort Connections National Awards for Excellence. She was presented with the award in front of an audience of over 1,500 people at the Hort Connections Conference dinner in Brisbane on 20 June 2018. Jessica received the award in recognition of her more than 22 […]
In 2017 Paul Horne completed a highly successful project working with Plant & Food Research New Zealand to develop IPM strategies for forage and seed brassica crops. In the following three clips Paul explains the approach that they developed. You can find out more about this project here.
TPP can be managed alongside other potato pests by using an Integrated Pest Management (IPM) strategy. This is currently being done successfully by many potato growers in New Zealand. It is important when controlling TPP that other pests are not made worse through heavy use of broad-spectrum insecticides. The following guidelines, prepared by IPM Technologies, […]
In 2014 IPM Technologies and two agencies of the Australian Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade (ARISA and PRISMA) launched a project in East Java to develop and demonstrate IPM for shallots. The initial scoping study in 2014 identified that insecticide use amongst shallot farmers in East Java was extremely high and yet damage from insecticide […]
IPM Technologies is just finishing off a project in New Zealand to develop and implement IPM strategies in fodder and seed brassica crops. The work has been in conjunction with Plant & Food Research who led the project (the main person involved has been Abie Horrocks) and was funded by The Ministry for Primary Industries […]
Project delivery partner: The New Zealand Institute for Plant and Food Research Project funded by: The Ministry for Primary Industries Sustainable Farming Fund; The Foundation for Arable Research; Forage Innovations; and DuPont Project delivery period: 2015-2017 Fodder brassicas have become increasingly important in New Zealand in recent years because of the growth of the dairy […]