IPM Technologies projects and clients include the following but there are more available on request:

  • Examples include our work with large corporations (eg Simplot, Bayer, and FMC (formerly DuPont) but also work with many smaller individual companies and farming operations.  We work across Australia and New Zealand but also have been involved in projects in countries including Indonesia, Denmark and England.  This work has involved developing and helping to implement IPM strategies in Horticulture, Broad-acre cropping and Pastures (including fodder crops).  We have done this with Australia wide IPM training, accompanied by assistance for those wanting to implement IPM.

Our work in Horticulture has been in a wide variety of crops, including the following:

  • Vegetables, especially potatoes, celery, leeks
  • Tree crops, apples, pears, macadamias, avocadoes
  • Glasshouse vegetables and ornamentals
  • Nurseries, propagation to advanced trees

We have also worked with Landcare groups on aspects of entomology and diversity, including looking at the invertebrate fauna of native grasslands.

 Some of our formal research and development projects are listed here:

Developing and demonstrating IPM in potato and onion crops

1.      Project. Client: Hort Innovation; (Potato and Onion Levies); Project delivery period: 2016-2021.

2.      Project: Client Hort Innovation. Project partner Plant and Food Research NZ. Project delivery

3.      Clients: Many individual corporate and family businesses over many years (1996 to present). Includes seed, ware, and processing growers.

Developing and demonstrating IPM in vegetable crops

1.      Project. Client: Horticulture Innovation Australia Limited; (Vegetable Levy); Project partner: AUSVEG SA; Project delivery period: 2016-2019

2.    Clients: Many individual corporate and family businesses over many years (1996 to present).

Developing and demonstrating IPM in vegetable brassica crops

1.      Project. Client Hort Innovation. Project delivery period: 2005 – 2009

2.      Project. With Bayer CropScience, Sumitomo Chemicals, Biological Services: 2011 – 2012

3.      Clients: Many individual corporate and family businesses over many years (1996 to present).

Developing and demonstrating IPM in arable crops in New Zealand

1.      Project.  Client: Sustainable Farming Fund (NZ) and the Foundation for Arable Research. 2010 – 2013.

2.      Project: Client: Sustainable Farming Fund (NZ) and the Foundation for Arable Research. 2003 – 20006.

Demonstrating IPM in Fodder brassica crops in New Zealand

1.      Project.  Client: DuPont.

2.      Clients: Agronomy companies in NZ

Developing and implementing IPM in strawberries (and other berry crops)

1.      Project.  Client: Hort Innovation. Project delivery period: 2009 – 2011

2.      Clients: Individual and large corporate berry producers in Victoria and Tasmania.  2011 – present.

Control of Spotted winged Drosophila

1.      Project. Client: Victorian Strawberry Industry.  2017

2.      Project. Hort Innovation (Strawberry and Rubus levies) 2019 – 2021

Assessing the impact of pesticides on beneficial species

1.      Project. Client: Hort Innovation (Vegetable Levy). 2017 -2020

2.      Clients: Chemical companies, including multinational and local companies. (1996 – present)

Developing IPM for Shallot production in East Java

1.      Project. Client: Australian Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade.  2016 – 2017.

Evaluation of management strategies to control slugs in cropping systems.

1.      Project.  Client: GRDC.  Project Partner – Southern Farming Systems 2013 – 2014