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Sampling statistics and population dynamics of greyback canegrubs in sugarcane fields: a case study
Densities of greyback canegrubs were recorded over five consecutive years (2003–2007) in three regions of North Queensland (Mulgrave, Innisfail-Tully and Herbert). Data were collected by digging up 20 cane plants per field ...
Acoustic detection of melolonthine larvae in Australian sugarcane
Decision support systems have been developed for risk analysis and management of root-feeding white grubs (Coleoptera: Scarabaeidae: Melolonthinae) in Queensland, Australia, sugarcane (Saccharum spp.), based partly on ...
Acoustic characteristics of dynastid beetle stridulations
Oryctes rhinoceros (L.) (Coleoptera: Scarabaeidae: Dynastinae) causes economically important damage to ornamental and commercial coconut palm trees in the western Pacific region that could be mitigated significantly by ...
International activities to minimise industry losses from exotic pests and diseases.
The project incorporates specific surveys of PNG, northern Australia, Indonesia and Torres Strait/Cape York plus research on key pests and diseases in the region. This paper reports on the results obtained from three of ...
Evaluation of an application procedure for Metarhizium anisopliae in sugarcane ratoons for control of the whitegrub Dermolepida albohirtum
Options for management of D. albohirtum would be broadened if M. anisopliae could also be effectively applied in ratoon crops. We evaluated the efficacy of spores of M. anisopliae sprayed as an aqueous suspension into two ...
Farming practices for managing Inopus rubriceps (Diptera: Stratiomyidae) in sugarcane in Australia
Larvae of the sugarcane soldier fly, Inopus rubriceps (Macquart), attack the roots of sugarcane in Australia, reducing crop yields and forcing the premature removal of crops. Manipulation of farming practices may help to ...
Population dynamics of sugarcane soldier fly in the Mackay region
Populations of soldier fly, potential predators, other soil fauna and various abiotic factors were studied in eleven canefields and 2 grasslands during 1998 2001, corresponding to the plant crop to young third ratoon of ...
Field response of sugarcane cultivars to sugarcane soldier fly, Inopus rubriceps (Macquart) (Diptera: Stratiomyidae).
Ten commercial sugarcane cultivars were planted in 10 replicate plots in each of three field trials in southern Queensland, to evaluate their response to the sugarcane soldier fly Inopus rubriceps.
Attempted suppression of Inopus rubriceps (Macquart) (Diptera: Stratiomyidae) by application of insecticides to plant crops of sugarcane.
Management of sugarcane soldier fly Inopus rubriceps in sugarcane ratoons was attempted by applying insecticides soon after planting, to reduce the breeding population within fields.
Effect of fungicides and insecticides applied during planting of sugarcane on viability of Metarhizium anisopliae and its efficacy against white grubs.
The entomopathogenic fungus Metarhizium anisopliae (Metschnikoff) Sorokin is used for control of white grubs (Coleoptera: Scarabaeidae) in sugarcane fields in Queensland, Australia. Eight fungicides and three liquid ...