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CHEAPER QLD TOMATOES NOW TO GO TO TASMANIA

Queensland tomato producers sending fruit to Tasmania have been given an early Christmas present – simplified and cheaper access. Growers who already treat their tomatoes for melon thrips for the South Australian and Western Australian markets can now send the product to Tasmania without any additional quarantine treatments.

December 3rd, 2010
Topic: AGRICULTURE, FOOD DRINK, FRUIT VEG SMALL CROPS, Moths & Nymphs, SALES IMPORT EXPORT, STATES COUNTRIES Tags: , , , , , , ,

RARE FRUIT INSECT PESTS

Helopeltis in rare fruit David Astridge and Harry Fay Helopeltis sp. are also known as Tea mosquito or Mirid bugs. Adult (left) and nymph of Helopeltis, also known as Tea Mosquito or Mirid Bug. Description Adult Adults are 6.5-8.5 mm long, dark brown to reddish brown but with an orange thorax. A dark pin-like process […]

October 7th, 2010
Topic: AGRICULTURE, FOOD DRINK, FRUIT VEG SMALL CROPS, INSECTS REPTILES, Moths & Nymphs, PESTS DISEASES BACTERIA VIRUSES, PLANTS CROPS WEEDS Tags: , , , , , ,

AVOCADOS & COFFEE, WHAT HAVE THEY GOT IN COMMON?

Avocado leafroller in coffee Bruno Pinese, Harry Fay & Rod Elder, Department of Primary Industries and Fisheries Two avocado leafroller (Homona spargotis ) larvae feeding on a leaf Description Adult Marked differences between the sexes occurs in the moth stage. The male is smaller (18 to 20 mm wingspan) than the female (25 to 30 […]

October 7th, 2010
Topic: AGRICULTURE, FOOD DRINK, FRUIT VEG SMALL CROPS, INSECTS REPTILES, Moths & Nymphs, PESTS DISEASES BACTERIA VIRUSES Tags: , , , , ,