Fruit fly continues to be the single biggest risk to trade and impacts much of the horticultural production in Australia.
In the lead up to the National Fruit Fly Council (NFFC) Symposium in July this year, we are hosting a Think Tank webinar series covering strategic priority issues including market access, AWM, SIT and policy, and fruit fly systems.
Join us for the second in a series of Think Tank webinars on Thursday, 27 April from 1 – 2:30 pm, to discuss Area Wide Management (AWM) in more detail with Dr Hazel Parry from CSIRO, and Dr Heleen Kruger from ABARES.
AWM is a holistic approach for applying integrated pest control efforts across a well-defined geographic area, covering multiple land uses, including urban and rural land. AWM is a particularly useful tool to address mobile pests and can be used to reduce pest pressure at the landscape level.
Naturally such an approach has challenges and requires buy-in from the organisation and multiple stakeholders, including urban residents, farmers and other landowners or managers. As a result, addressing the human element is essential to successful AWM programs.
As we move towards a more chemically limited future, coordinated pest management efforts will become increasingly vital to ensure the success of existing and emerging tools for pest management.
Registrations close Wednesday 26 April 2023.