Episode 16 – Understanding the puzzle of pest control

Old chemistry is being withdrawn from the market globally, and being more selective is encouraged for both avoiding insecticide and pesticide resistance while also bringing down onfarm costs. So how do you control pests without relying on an overuse of pesticides? Three science experts aim to support the major knowledge gap on pests and diseases in pasture, forage and cereal crops.

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Managing pesticide resistance threat

Pesticide resistance is a serious challenge for the farming sector – decreasing its ability to manage pests and diseases such as blackspot (apples), powdery mildew (a fungal disease affecting a wide range of plants), diamond back moth and weeds affecting ryegrass.

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