Entries by Paul Horne

Testing Pesticides for effects on Beneficial Insects

Jessica Page from IPM Technologies is currently leading a project that is funded by the Australian Vegetable industry and Hort Innovation to define the relative impact of pesticides on relevant species of beneficial insects and mites.  The project team consists of three organisations – IPM Technologies, SARDI (South Australian Research and Development Institute) and QDAF […]

Control of Spotted Winged Drosophila

In 2019 the Australian strawberry and raspberry industries supported IPM Technologies entomologists Paul Horne and Jessica Page to try and develop an IPM compatible approach to deal with Spotted Winged Drosophila (SWD) if it arrives in Australia.  To do this, Paul and Jessica visited advisors and farmers in England and Denmark in June 2019 to […]

Green Peach Aphid activity

Green Peach Aphid There is currently a large flight of green peach aphids in southern Australia that is colonising horticultural crops.  The number of aphids is much higher than I have seen in most years. Along with the aphids there are also large numbers of aphids predators and parasites which will help in controlling them. […]

Jessica Page wins national ‘Researcher of the Year’ award

Jessica Page has received the prestigious ‘Researcher of the Year’ award at the Hort Connections National Awards for Excellence.  She was presented with the award in front of an audience of over 1,500 people at the Hort Connections Conference dinner in Brisbane on 20 June 2018. Jessica received the award in recognition of her more than 22 […]

Brassica IPM videos

In 2017 Paul Horne completed a highly successful project working with Plant & Food Research New Zealand to develop IPM strategies for forage and seed brassica crops. In the following three clips Paul explains the approach that they developed.   You can find out more about this project here.

How to manage Tomato Potato Psyllid in potatoes using IPM

TPP can be managed alongside other potato pests by using an Integrated Pest Management (IPM) strategy. This is currently being done successfully by many potato growers in New Zealand. It is important when controlling TPP that other pests are not made worse through heavy use of broad-spectrum insecticides. The following guidelines, prepared by IPM Technologies, […]

Shallot growers in East Java increase their income by adopting IPM

In 2014 IPM Technologies and two agencies of the Australian Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade (ARISA and PRISMA) launched a project in East Java to develop and demonstrate IPM for shallots. The initial scoping study in 2014 identified that insecticide use amongst shallot farmers in East Java was extremely high and yet damage from insecticide […]

Developing and demonstrating IPM in New Zealand forage and seed brassicas

IPM Technologies is just finishing off a project in New Zealand to develop and implement IPM strategies in fodder and seed brassica crops.  The work has been in conjunction with Plant & Food Research who led the project (the main person involved has been Abie Horrocks) and was funded by The Ministry for Primary Industries […]

Developing and demonstrating IPM in New Zealand forage and seed brassicas

Project delivery partner: The New Zealand Institute for Plant and Food Research Project funded by: The Ministry for Primary Industries Sustainable Farming Fund; The Foundation for Arable Research; Forage Innovations; and DuPont Project delivery period: 2015-2017 Fodder brassicas have become increasingly important in New Zealand in recent years because of the growth of the dairy […]