Rambutan – Development of Integrated Pest Management

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  • Published: 1 Jun 2006

  • Author(s): Astridge, David

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This project is the first step in developing integrated pest management (IPM) for Australian rambutan growers. The main aims of this project are to identify the major pests and beneficial insects and mites and develop pest management strategies, which are based on monitoring pest and beneficial insect populations at different crop cycle stages to reduce the amount of insecticide applications over the growing season. New insecticides will also be evaluated to replace organophosphate chemicals, which are currently under review, by the National Registration Authority.