Integrated pest management (IPM) is an approach that uses a combination of biological, cultural and chemical control methods to reduce insect pest populations. A key aim of IPM is to reduce reliance on insecticides as the sole and primary means of pest control. IPM can improve growers' profitability while reducing environmental damage and limiting the risk of on-farm pesticide exposure.
Insect pest management information provided here is relevant to grain and cotton production in the northern grains region of Queensland and northern New South Wales.
Insect management information for specific field crops
Insect pest management information relevant to a range of summer and winter field crops grown in Australia's northern grain region.
'How to' information
How to access the APVMA database, instructions and examples.
A-Z list of predators, parasites and pathogens
Description of beneficial insects and pathogens, including identification, pests attacked, impact on pests.
A-Z insect pest list
Insect pests of broadacre field crops in Queenland and northern NSW
Pest management R&D in Australia's northern grain region
A description of Australia's three major grain growing regions, and their key insect pest management challenges. The northern grain region includes the cropping areas of Queensland and northern New South Wales.
- Controlling summer pulse pests in wet weather
- The Beatsheet blog
- Natural enemies - who eats who?
- How to recognise and monitor soil insects
- A-Z list of crop information
- Grain storage