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New native predatory mite for grape, almond and pomefruit crops

Monday, May 6, 2019

Advancements in rearing techniques and new facilities will make Biological Services the first in Australia to offer vineyard and almond growers a new ally in the control of crop-damaging mites in the form of native predatory mite, Typhlodromus doreenae (Doreen). 

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New R&D recruit will help identify new beneficials for a wider variety of crops

Thursday, April 11, 2019

Our commitment to in-house research and development to advance biological pest management in agriculture has been boosted by the recent addition of another entomologist to our team.

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Field-work unearths a past discovery and a promising new weapon against thrips, whiteflies and mites for Australian growers

Tuesday, February 5, 2019

Twenty years after we first tried to commercialise it, a chance discovery and more advanced techniques have put a native predatory mite back under the microscope. If our current trials go well, we could launch a new product as soon as next month.

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Tackling Chemical Resistance in Whitefly, Mites, Thrips and Cabbage Moth

Friday, November 30, 2018

Resistance to insecticides is fast becoming an increasing problem. The release of new chemical products has reduced over the last decade and growers are becoming more aware of the need to adopt IPM strategies to overcome pest issues.

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More Technical Support for QLD & NSW Growers

Friday, November 30, 2018

Our capacity to support NSW and Qld growers with high quality monitoring and IPM advice has grown with the relocation of Jake Byrne to north-eastern New South Wales.

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Reaching New Heights

Friday, November 30, 2018

Remote control technology is offering growers of taller crops a better way to release predators. This follows the successful trial applications of biological predators on large avocado farms in Western Australia earlier this year.

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New Products Available

Friday, November 30, 2018

The introduction of the Scale-eating Ladybird (Lindorus lophanthae) and Thripobius javae (T. semiluteus) provide new options for our clients in the control of pests among ornamentals like palms, orchids and avocado crops.

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TPP Collaborative Trial

Friday, November 30, 2018

Australia’s first outbreak of Tomato-Potato Psyllid (TPP) led to our collaboration with the WA Department of Primary Industries to test commercially available biological and chemical controls.

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Expanded Production Facilities

Friday, November 30, 2018

As more growers learn about the benefits of Integrated Pest Management and effectiveness of biological controls, demand for our products is growing – and so too is our production.

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Summer 2018 newsletter

Friday, November 30, 2018

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Products

We produce 16 commercial biological control products for IPM programs. We also stock a range of traps and monitoring tools.

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Pests

Information on a range of key pests that can be controlled biologically in Australia using our products.

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Crops

We work in a range of crops and have developed biologically based IPM programs to control the major pests.

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