We are delivering hands-on training to potato and onion growers and agronomists in all major production regions around Australia between 2017 and 2021, with the aim of helping them improve pest management and reduce their reliance on insecticides.

What does the program offer?

  • IPM workshops

    Introductory IPM workshops for farmers and advisors to learn about the program and develop IPM strategies to suit their own growing conditions

  • In-field training

    Training in crop monitoring, insect identification and IPM decision-making

  • Expert support to trial IPM

    Access to unlimited phone and email contact with our team of IPM experts, who can advise on pest management decisions week-by-week

  • Pesticide information

    Information about the effects of pesticides on beneficials and how to integrate pesticide-use with natural biological control

Resources

This program is funded by Horticulture Innovation Australia Limited using the fresh potato, processing potato and onion levies, and funds from the Australian Government.