Australian Crocodile Industry RD&E Plan 2024-2029
The Australian saltwater crocodile (Crocodylus porosus) industry, with its 21 operators in the Northern Territory, Queensland and Western Australia, plays a significant role in the...
Published: 20 Sep 2009
Author(s): Peng, Renkang, Christian, Keith, Reilly, Don
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The green ant is a powerful bio-control agent of over 50 pest species in tropical crops and trees. Several integrated pest management (IPM) programs have been developed that use green ants as a major component to manage insect pests of cashew and mango crops. Compared to conventional methods, the IPM programs result in higher quality fruit, lower costs of production, higher profits, the opportunity to produce ‘organic’ products, and benefits to the environment and human health.
This RIRDC report looks at the effectiveness of green ants in controlling pests in African mahogany or red cedar.