IPM Technologies is delivering hands-on, practical training for potato and onion growers and agronomists in all major production regions around Australia between 2017 and 2021, with the aim of helping growers 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

Events

18 May 2017 – Mannum Workshop

When: 9am -12pm, Thursday 18 May

Where: Pretoria Hotel, 50 Randell St, Mannum SA

Event details: This workshop will kick-start the program in the Southern Murraylands region of South Australia. Growers interested in trialling integrated pest management (IPM) on their own farm will be supported to develop a suitable IPM strategy during the workshop, and afterwards they will have access to one-on-one advice and support (including field training) from IPM experts to help them trial the IPM strategy.

This workshop includes:

  • an introduction to IPM in onions and potatoes
  • an opportunity to meet the key naturally occurring beneficial insects and mites that help to protect potato and onion crops
  • an opportunity to develop an IPM strategy for your own farm
  • an update from experts on monitoring and managing tomato potato psyllid

Presenters: Dr Paul Horne and Angelica Cameron

Registration: This event is free, but places are limited. To register contact Angelica Cameron angelica@ipmtechnologies.com.au

19 May 2017 – Mount Gambier Workshop

When: 9am -12pm, Friday 19 May

Where: Mount Gambier Community RSL, 16 Sturt St, Mount Gambier SA

Event details: This workshop will kick-start the program in the Limestone Coast / South East region of South Australia and the Portland region of Victoria. Growers interested in trialling integrated pest management (IPM) on their own farm will be supported to develop a suitable IPM strategy during the workshop, and afterwards they will have access to one-on-one advice and support (including field training) from IPM experts to help them trial the IPM strategy.

This workshop includes:

  • an introduction to IPM in onions and potatoes
  • an opportunity to meet the key naturally occurring beneficial insects and mites that help to protect potato and onion crops
  • an opportunity to develop an IPM strategy for your own farm
  • an update from experts on monitoring and managing tomato potato psyllid

Presenters: Dr Paul Horne and Angelica Cameron

Registration: This event is free, but places are limited. To register contact Angelica Cameron angelica@ipmtechnologies.com.au

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