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CRC50089 Grain Insect Ecology

Daglish, Greg. CRC50089 Grain Insect Ecology. Lead Agency: Department of Employment, Economic Development and Innovation (DEEDI).

Project Start: 1 July 2007

Project End:31 December 2009


Resistance to phosphine in target pests threatens market access for Australian grain. While the grains industry is now attempting to develop an effective and sustainable strategy to manage this resistance, action is severely limited by significant gaps in our knowledge of the key ecological factors that influence the development of resistance. There is a need to research this information as a foundation for a rational approach to managing phosphine resistance in the Australian grains industry.

Research outcomes:
The project has provided critical research methodologies and preliminary data to fill the large gaps in our knowledge of the ecology of two key pests, Rhyzopertha dominica and Tribolium castaneum, and how this may drive the development of phosphine resistance. This information will contribute to the groundwork for future research needed to provide a scientific basis for a rational resistance management strategy.

Item Type:Research in Progress
Research Location:Dutton Park, Queensland.
DAF Project ID:3640
Subjects:Plant pests and diseases > Pest control and treatment of diseases. Plant protection
Plant culture > Field crops > Grain. Cereals
Agriculture > Agriculture (General) > Special aspects of agriculture as a whole > Sustainable agriculture
Plant pests and diseases
Contact Email:rip@deedi.qld.gov.au
Deposited On:11 Nov 2011 00:59
Last Modified:11 Nov 2011 00:59

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