Entries by Paul Horne

Identifying IPM compatible control measures for Spotted Winged Drosophila

Client: The Victorian Strawberry Industry Development Committee Project partner: Nina Jørgensen, Borregaard BioPlant ApS, Denmark Project delivery period: 2017 Spotted Winged Drosophila (Drosophila suzukii) is an extremely serious pest of soft fruits in Europe and North America, especially strawberries and raspberries.  It has greatly expanded its geographic range in the last few years and has been […]

Russian wheat aphid

A new species of aphid that is a serious pest of cereals has just been discovered in South Australia and Victoria.  It has been found at more than one location which suggests that it is now established in Australia and that efforts to eradicate it will not be successful.  The aphid is Russian wheat aphid […]

IPM Technologies celebrates 20 years

IPM Technologies was created 20 years ago to develop IPM strategies and to help farmers to implement IPM.  Over this time Paul Horne and Jessica Page have worked across Australia and overseas to do precisely that, and they are now joined by Angelica Cameron.  They have worked on a huge range of crops, from hydroponic […]

IPM in seed potatoes on Kangaroo Island

Seed potato growers on Kangaroo Island have been trialling an IPM approach developed with IPM Technologies at a workshop a year ago. They have successfully implemented IPM with the help of reseller agronomists Derrick Cameron and David Oddie from DJ’s Grower Services (who provided regular monitoring support and advice) and Paul Horne and Angelica Cameron from IPM Technologies […]

New edition of Backyard Insects

The third edition of Backyard Insects was released on January 1st 2016. This book was written by Paul Horne with photographs by Denis Crawford.  The first edition was published in 1996 and this third edition has many updated photographs and additional text.  It describes over 100 species of insects (and some related invertebrates) with photographs […]

IPM for shallots in East Java

Jessica Page and Paul Horne of IPM Technologies have successfully helped two groups of farmers in East Java to grow crops using an IPM approach and to greatly reduce insecticide use. The farmers grow shallots which are attacked by caterpillars (Spodoptera exigua) and the losses can be total. To combat the pest the farmers resort […]

A new IPM project in Indonesia

In late July Jessica Page and Paul Horne commenced a project in East Java to help local growers of Shallots to reduce insecticide use.  The key pests are insecticide resistant and so a new approach is needed.  Jessica and Paul will be working with collaborating groups of farmers in the main production areas in East […]

Adam Schreurs wins the Environmental Award for Excellence at AusVeg Convention

Adam Schreurs has just received the Environmental Award for Excellence at the National Vegetable Industry Convention in Queensland.  Adam was instrumental in making a shift to IPM from a conventional approach based on insecticides about 16 years ago.  IPM Technologies helped Adam to develop an effective IPM strategy which significantly reduced reliance on pesticides.  Not […]

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 […]