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Rice Pest and Disease Biosecurity II

This project tests the accuracy of a number of assumptions about the population biology, impact, and potential control of armyworms on rice in southeast Australia.The assumptions that will be tested include: (i) that only one species (Leucania convecta) is involved; (ii) that current estimates of economic thresholds are appropriate; (iii) that methods for the selection and identification of chemical treatments are appropriate; (iv) that parasitism rates in rice may be very high; (v) that armyworm invade the crop after migration from breeding areas in western rangelands; and (vi) that only a single generation occurs within a crop due to parasitism-induced larval mortality and inadequate pupation sites in flooded crops.

Project date

1 Jul 2016-30 Sep 2019
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Principal investigator

Mark Stevens

Research organisation

(DPIE) The Crown in right of the State of NSW acting through the DPI within the Department of Planning, Industry and Environment

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Multiple industries
Alternative protein Aquaculture Cereal grains Cross industry Essential oils Fruits Game Honey bees Nuts Other rural industries Pasture, fodder & feed Poultry Pulse grains

AgriFutures Australia

AgriFutures Australia proudly focuses on building a rich future for Australian agriculture. We live and work in the regions and …

Multiple industries
Alternative protein Aquaculture Cereal grains Cross industry Essential oils Fruits Game Honey bees Nuts Other rural industries Pasture, fodder & feed Poultry Pulse grains
  • Location

    Australia

  • Organisation type

    Research funding body

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