Entries by Jessica Page

Nuclear Polyhedrosis Virus pesticide reformulation

Client: Horticulture Australia Limited Project partner: Eureka Agrisearch! Project delivery period: 2011-2014 This project was led by Eureka Agrisearch! and the aim was to improve the efficacy of several biological-based pesticides and baits. IPM Technologies was involved in the testing of new formulations of a highly selective biological pesticide that targets caterpillar pests in the genus Helicoverpa […]

Demonstration of a simple IPM strategy in brassica crops

Funded by: Bayer CropScience and Sumitomo Chemical Project partner: Biological Services Project completed: 2012 In this one-year project Paul Horne and Jessica Page developed a simple IPM strategy for brassicas, and then successfully demonstrated the strategy in commercial cauliflower crops at AAA Farms in Werribee South. The strategy involved introducing a biocontrol agent (a wasp parasite of […]

Controlling Invertebrate Pests in Agriculture

A book by Jessica Page and Paul Horne, published in 2012 by CSIRO Publishing Controlling Invertebrate Pests in Agriculture discusses the principles of pest management and relates this to historical methods as well as current and future directions. It describes current practice, the concept of agricultural ecosystems, the role of pesticides and cultural control options. […]

Providing an IPM advisory service for Tasmania

Client: Horticulture Australia Limited Project delivery period: 2007-2010 This project was targeted at a region (Tasmania) rather than a crop type.  IPM Technologies worked with growers across a range of industries as well as agronomists in several companies that offered pest management advice to demonstrate how to implement IPM.  The collaboration that commenced then with some […]

Development of IPM for broad-acre cropping in Australia

Client: Grains Research and Development Corporation Project delivery period: 2005-2008 The Grains Research and Development Council (GRDC) commissioned IPM Technologies to conduct a project to develop and implement IPM in broad-acre cropping in southern Australia.  We worked with collaborating farmers and independent agronomists to demonstrate how IPM could work and how there was no need for […]