Tag: Pasture Pests

High risk redlegged earth mite season

Did you know a spring spray is very effective in controlling REDLEGGED EARTH MITES, to prevent damaging populations emerging next autumn? Key points: Spray in spring to control autumn outbreaks Remove females before summer egg laying October 16th ideal spray date for our southern Victorian customers Wet springs, like this season, ideal conditions for populations to flourish In spring RLEM lay diapause eggs which are extremely tough, surviving hot summers, and hatching when cooler, wet conditions arrive in Autumn – often causing significant damage to new pastures. With the help of the Timerite model, a AWI funded CSIRO program, farmers can predict the best date for spring spray, to control redlegged earth mites the following autumn. FOR EXAMPLEPOOWONG: 16th OctoberLatitude:38°20′Longitude:145°44′ […]

Diagnosis of pasture damage by symptoms

Diagnosis of pasture damage by symptoms. For agronomy advice get in touch with Notman Pasture Seeds. Thinning, especially of clover, leading to bare patches; and low heaps of soil thrown up on surface Blackheaded pasture cockchafers Unthriftiness of pasture, sometimes with sward uprooted by birds and stock. Redheaded pasture cockchafer and other root–feeding cockchafers. Clover leaves with speckled appearance of green tissue removed from both surfaces leaving leaf skeletonising. Lucerne Flea Clover leaves showing a blotchy silvery discolouration. Redlegged earth mite (esp. light soils in coastal areas) Leaf chewing of clover and grasses; stems of grasses severed below seed head. Southern armyworm Selective loss of clovers and flatweeds, often followed by a loss of grass in autumn  Wingless grasshopper (abundant mainly on […]

Army worm plaques

Keep an eye out in your crops & pasture for mass plagues of Army-worm throughout Gippsland! They will eat any leaf you have left! Alpha-Cypermethrin 100EC Insecticide will help you combat this plaque, targeting pests like army worm. If you need further information contact our office (03) 5659 2314 or visit our Contact Page.