A strategic levy investment – led by IPM Technologies – has been gathering information on the impact of pesticides on insects and mites that play a beneficial role in the Australian vegetable industry.

To help improve pest management with minimal and appropriate use of insecticides, user-friendly management guides have been developed for vegetable growers and their advisors.

The guides are now available to download and print from the AUSVEG website. A further explanation about these guides will be available in the upcoming edition of Vegetables Australia.

The final report for VG16067 can be found on the InfoVeg database.

In the meantime, anyone who would like more information can contact Jessica Page at jessica@ipmtechnologies.com.au.

Impact of pesticides on beneficial arthropods of importance in Australian vegetable production (VG16067) is funded by Hort Innovation.