Pests, weeds & diseases

Pests, weeds and diseases pose a serious risk for primary producers as they can impact on market access and agricultural production.

To reduce the impact of pests, weeds and diseases, the Department of Primary Industries and Regional Development:

  • works with landholders, grower groups, community groups and biosecurity groups.
  • provides diagnostic services and information on prevention, management and treatment.
  • provides biosecurity and quarantine measures to prevent introduction, and to eradicate or manage current pests.

For advice on pests, weeds and diseases search our website, the Western Australian Organism List or contact our Pest and Disease Information Service (PaDIS).

For diagnostic services, please contact our Diagnostic Laboratory Services.

Articles

  • There are many hundreds of species of spiders in Australia which play a beneficial role in our environment by eating insect pests.

  • This page provides information about three Industry Funding Schemes addressing biosecurity threats relevant to the grains/seed/hay, sheep/goat and cattle industries.

  • The most common lice affecting sheep are body lice (Bovicola ovis).

  • The PestFax Map shows occurences of pests and diseases reported.

  • Feral cats are the same species as domestic cats, but survive in the wild without human reliance or contact.

  • In an integrated weed management program, control of weeds should occur in the fallow, pre-sowing, early post-emergent and in pasture phases.

  • Many non-native or introduced exotic animals (mammals, birds, reptiles and amphibians) have established feral populations in Western Australia, and have become pests as they cause damage to agricul

  • Citrus gall wasp is a pest of citrus trees grown in backyards and orchards. Citrus tree owners are encouraged to implement control measures on their property to reduce the threat to the citrus indu

  • Field Pea Blackspot Management Guide is a location and season specific weekly forecast.

  • Field Pea Blackspot Management Guide is a location and season specific weekly forecast.

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