Entries by Paul Horne

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 […]

Preparing for the arrival of Potato Psyllid in Australia

Client: Horticulture Australia Limited Project delivery period: 2012-2013 In 2012 IPM Technologies successfully completed a project to develop and demonstrate IPM compatible control measures for potato psyllid (also known as tomato potato psyllid or TPP) in New Zealand. This project in Australia followed on from the initial work in New Zealand, with the aim of communicating the […]

Control of Potato Psyllid within an IPM strategy

Clients: Horticulture Australia Limited and The New Zealand Institute for Plant & Food Research Project delivery period: 2009-2012 Control of potato psyllid (also called tomato potato psyllid or TPP) when it arrived in New Zealand was achieved by using an extremely heavy insecticide-based approach. If Australian growers were forced to adopt the same approach, then the IPM […]

Pesticide effects on beneficial insects and mites

Client: Horticulture Australia Limited Project delivery period: 2006-2009 IPM involves (in part) integrating biological control with chemical controls. To do this it is necessary to know what the effects of different pesticides are on the key species of beneficial insects and mites in different crops. This project was conducted for the Australian vegetable industry and tested […]

Demonstrating IPM in brassica crops

Client: Horticulture Australia Limited Project delivery period: 2005-2009 Horticultural brassica crops (mainly broccoli and cauliflowers, and also cabbage and wombok) are grown in many parts of Australia. In this project we delivered practical IPM extension in each of the major production regions across Australia, demonstrating to growers that an IPM approach is practical, achievable and effective. Increased […]

Integrated Pest Management for Crops and Pastures

A book by Paul Horne and Jessica Page, published in 2008 by Landlinks Press Integrated Pest Management for Crops and Pastures describes in straightforward language what is required for farmers to successfully implement Integrated Pest Management (IPM) in cropping and grazing operations. It explains the differences between conventional pesticide-based controls and IPM, and demonstrates the […]

Implementing IPM in arable crops in New Zealand

Client: The Foundation for Arable Research Project delivery period: 2003-2006 The Foundation for Arable Research based in Lincoln, New Zealand contacted IPM Technologies requesting we conduct a project to demonstrate and implement IPM in arable crops in New Zealand.  IPM in these crops was a new concept to most growers and advisors, and Paul Horne […]