PestFax is an informative and interactive reporting service on pests and diseases threatening crops and pastures throughout the grain belt of WA. Weekly news updates throughout the growing season provide readers with risk alerts, current information and advice.

PestFax Issue 10, 19 July 2019

Do you want to host a native budworm moth trap this season?
Sclerotinia apothecia are also being found down south

PestFax Issue 9, 12 July 2019

Redlegged earth mites and lucerne flea are being found in high numbers in sprayed crops
Weevils and caterpillars can be sneaky
Sclerotinia apothecia are being found

PestFax Issue 8, 5 July 2019

Lucerne flea and redlegged earth mite activity
Canola diseases
Register to attend DPIRD's 2019 crop disease and insect identification workshop
Plant samples needed for national survey of root diseases and pests of pulses and legumes

PestFax Issue 7, 28 June 2019

Lucerne flea activity update
Vegetable weevils and slugs are damaging canola
Net blotches found in barley crop and volunteers
Septoria avenae blotch in oats

PestFax Issue 6, 21 June 2019

Weevils and European earwigs are damaging canola crops
Final 2019 field pea blackspot forecast for WA

PestFax Issue 5, 14 June 2019

Be aware of mites and lucerne flea as crops germinate
Pasture day moth caterpillars
First signs of low-level resistance evolving to Transform™ detected in isolated WA green peach aphid populations
WA growers that have received rainfall are advised to sow their field peas

PestFax Issue 4, 31 May 2019

Growers and consultants are urged to monitor for lucerne flea and mites
Check out the latest blackspot manager forecast to see which locations are now safe to sow field peas
Do you use the PestFax map?

PestFax Issue 3, 24 May 2019

Updated field pea blackspot sowing guide for WA available
Aphid parasitoid wasps: what’s out there and how you can help researchers find out more about them
PestFax Reporter app – an easy tool to identify and report crop and pasture pests and diseases

PestFax Issue 2, 10 May 2019

Bryobia mites, brown wheat mites and other early season pest activity
Are you regularly checking DPIRD’s 2019 canola blackleg spore shower forecasts?
Free testing available this season for sub clover red leaf syndrome in pastures

PestFax Issue 1, 3 May 2019

Now is a good time to bait for snails and minimise egg lay
Tips for monitoring and identifying insects in emerging crops
Field pea blackspot disease forecasts for WA are now available online