Sustainable management of Invertebrate Rice Pests

  • 77 pages

  • Published: 27 Mar 2007

  • Author(s): Stevens, Mark M.

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This project has focussed on the three main invertebrate pests affecting the establishment of aerially-sown rice crops: bloodworms, snails, and aquatic earthworms. Research has concentrated on expanding the options available to rice growers for controlling these pests, and on developing strategies that minimise the use of synthetic pesticides. Reduced pesticide use helps to conserve biodiversity and also reduces the cost of crop production.