Entries by Paul Horne

IPM Technologies celebrates 20 years

IPM Technologies was created 20 years ago to develop IPM strategies and to help farmers to implement IPM.  Over this time Paul Horne and Jessica Page have worked across Australia and overseas to do precisely that, and they are now joined by Angelica Cameron.  They have worked on a huge range of crops, from hydroponic […]

IPM in seed potatoes on Kangaroo Island

Seed potato growers on Kangaroo Island have been trialling an IPM approach developed with IPM Technologies at a workshop a year ago. They have successfully implemented IPM with the help of reseller agronomists Derrick Cameron and David Oddie from DJ’s Grower Services (who provided regular monitoring support and advice) and Paul Horne and Angelica Cameron from IPM Technologies […]

New edition of Backyard Insects

The third edition of Backyard Insects was released on January 1st 2016. This book was written by Paul Horne with photographs by Denis Crawford.  The first edition was published in 1996 and this third edition has many updated photographs and additional text.  It describes over 100 species of insects (and some related invertebrates) with photographs […]

IPM for shallots in East Java

Jessica Page and Paul Horne of IPM Technologies have successfully helped two groups of farmers in East Java to grow crops using an IPM approach and to greatly reduce insecticide use. The farmers grow shallots which are attacked by caterpillars (Spodoptera exigua) and the losses can be total. To combat the pest the farmers resort […]

A new IPM project in Indonesia

In late July Jessica Page and Paul Horne commenced a project in East Java to help local growers of Shallots to reduce insecticide use.  The key pests are insecticide resistant and so a new approach is needed.  Jessica and Paul will be working with collaborating groups of farmers in the main production areas in East […]

Adam Schreurs wins the Environmental Award for Excellence at AusVeg Convention

Adam Schreurs has just received the Environmental Award for Excellence at the National Vegetable Industry Convention in Queensland.  Adam was instrumental in making a shift to IPM from a conventional approach based on insecticides about 16 years ago.  IPM Technologies helped Adam to develop an effective IPM strategy which significantly reduced reliance on pesticides.  Not […]

Garden Pests, Diseases and Good Bugs: The Ultimate Illustrated Guide for Australian Gardeners

A book by Denis Crawford, published in 2015 by ABC Books The most comprehensive illustrated book on pests and diseases – and beneficial insects – for Australian gardeners. This is the book that Australian gardeners have been waiting for! Packed with more than 750 stunning and detailed photographs, and a wealth of easy-to-follow, comprehensive and […]

IPM for chillies and shallots in Indonesia: scoping study

Client: Australian Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade (with support from the Syngenta Foundation) Project delivery period: 2014 In late 2014 Paul Horne visited several shallot and chilli production regions in central and eastern Java to determine the potential for developing an IPM approach in these crops. The conclusions were that insecticide resistance is already severe regarding […]

Evaluation of management strategies to effectively control slugs in the High Rainfall Zone

Client: Grains Research and Development Corporation Project partner: Southern Farming Systems Project delivery period: 2013-2014 In this project IPM Technologies conducted on-farm trials across western Victoria (Inverleigh to Hamilton) to demonstrate best practice to achieve control of slugs in canola crops.  An existing set of pest management options including cultural and chemical (baiting) methods were demonstrated […]

Demonstrating IPM in arable crops in New Zealand

Clients: Sustainable Farming Fund and Foundation for Arable Research Project delivery period: 2010 – 2013 This project was an extension of the 2003-2006 project titled Implementing IPM in arable crops in New Zealand. This follow-up project involved on-farm trials with a new group of collaborating farmers to demonstrate IPM to achieve control of all pests in […]