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The Field Identification Guide is designed to assist producers, workers, students and consultants to correctly identify pests, diseases, disorders and beneficials of ornamental plants in Australia.

Intended to be used as a tool in integrated pest management in ornamentals, it draws on the experience of a range of scientists and industry experts.

  • Introduction to IPM
  • Things to consider when identifying insects and mites
  • Insect and mite life-cycle information
  • What is a plant disease?
  • Types of plant diseases
  • General disease life-cycle
  • Pests in ornamentals: including mites, whiteflies, thrips, aphids, caterpillars, flies, mealybug, hard (armoured) scales, soft scales, bugs and beetles
  • Beneficials in ornamentals: including parasites, predators, ladybirds, mites, nematodes, flies, lacewings, bugs and beetles
  • Diseases in ornamentals: fungal and viral diseases
  • Disorders in ornamentals: nutritional disorders

Title          Pests, beneficials, diseases and disorders in ornamentals       
Author(s)                   
Pages          200         
ISBN          978-1-74256-712-9         
Catalogue number                   
Year of publish          2015         
Publisher          NSW Department of Primary Industries         
Price          AUD (inc GST)


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