Pest and Disease

Vietnamese – Melon Necrotic Spot Virus fact sheet

Vietnamese translation of the Plant Health Australia fact sheet – Melon necrotic spot virus

Download

Vietnamese – Fall Armyworm in melon and vegetable fact sheet

Vietnamese translation of the Queensland Department of Agriculture and Fisheries fact sheet – Potential impact of fall armyworm on melon and vegetable crops (other than sweet corn)

Download

Vietnamese – CGMMV melon fact sheet

Vietnamese translation of the Northern Territory governments fact sheet – CGMMV: improved management options.

Download

CGMMV – Improved management options

The latest information from DPIR on CGMMV management.

Download

Integrated Pest Management (IPM) for melons in Northern Australia

Discusses common pests and how to manage them in a integrated way.

Download

Characterisation and Management of Fusarium Wilt of Watermelon-Milestone Report

Progress report on characterising different Fusarium races in Australia

Download

Decontaminating Viruses with Milk Powder

Investigation of milk powder as a control measure for Tobacco Mosaic Virus.

Download

Development and Promotion of IPM Strategies for Silverleaf Whitefly in Vegetables

This project integrated whitefly parasitoid releases with selective chemicals and best farm management practices. This provides growers with a sustainable and commercially viable IPM program for silverleaf whitefly and insecticide resistance management.

Download

First Report of Cucumber Green Mottle Mosaic Virus in Israel

Report on the identification of necrotic spots on the peduncle of watermelon as a means to successfully identify and eliminate symptomatic watermelon fruits in the field before harvest. The early elimination of low-quality fruits prevents purchasers from refusing or returning produce thus reducing unnecessary costs (harvest, packing, delivery etc.) and helping to protect the growers’ reputation.

Download

Grafting for Soil-Borne Disease Management

Review of literature to determine the benefits of grafting for soil-borne pathogen management.

Download

Managing CGMMV soils in Israel

Research report that explains the way CGMMV is managed in greenhouses in Israel.

Download

Melon Necrotic Spot Virus

Explains Melon Necrotic Spot Virus and the impact that it can have on melon growing.

Download

Native Vegetation to Enhance Beneficial Insects Part 1

Planting vegetation to encourage native predatory insects that assist in crop management of pests.

Download

Native Vegetation to Enhance Beneficial Insects Part 2

Planting vegetation to encourage native predatory insects that assist in crop management of pests.

Download

Neonicotinoides-Understanding the Issues

Neonicotinoid pesticides have been identified as connected to Colony Collapse Disorder (CCD) of bees. However, research strongly contradicts this. Research suggests that CCD of managed hives is likely caused by a combination of factors, including the 1987 introduction of the destructive Varroa mite, bee pathogens and the constant stress of transporting hives to new locations by beekeepers.

Download

Neonicotinoids and the Health of Honey Bees in Australia

Examines whether bee populations in Australia are in decline.

Download

Scoping Study for Sustainable Broadleaf Weed Control in Cucurbit Crops

Weeds are a significant problem for many Australian cucurbit producers (including in pumpkins, melons, cucumber, and zucchini), given the sprawling nature of cucurbit vines and the lack of registered herbicides suitable for selective control of broadleaf weeds. This report is a first step in identifying the impact of weeds in cucurbit production, and areas in which weed control may be improved.

Download

Survey of Fusarium Wilt on Watermelons in Australia

Research project to understand the spread of different strains of Fusarium in Australia.

Download

Varroa Mite Preparedness of Pollination Dependant Industries

This report highlights individual industries dependence on honey bee pollination and evaluates the effect a Varroa mite incursion may have on short term and long term pollination services. The report provides eight recommendations that could be employed to mitigate the effect of a Varroa mite incursion and improve pollination dependant industries overall preparedness.

Download

Characterising Melon Necrotic Spot Virus

Download

Detering Aphids with Millet Stubble

Download

Integrated Management of Viruses through Vector Control

Download

Improved Management for CGMMV

Download

Improved Management of Bees and CGMMV

Download

CGMMV Factsheets Compilation

Download

CGMMV – Improved management options

Download

Bacterial Fruit Blotch

Explains Bacterial Fruit Blotch, symptoms and treatment.

Download

CGMMV in Seeds

Presentation by Dr Aviv Dombrovsky, Volcani institute, Israel

Download

CGMMV Research in Israel

Presentation by Dr Aviv Dombrovsky, Volcani institute, Israel

Download

CGMMV Spread in Israel and the World

Presentation by Dr Aviv Dombrovsky, Volcani institute, Israel

Download

CGMMV_A Seed Production and Commercial Growers Guide

Presentation by Dr Aviv Dombrovsky, Volcani institute, Israel

Download

CGMMV_Fact_Sheet

Presentation by Dr Aviv Dombrovsky, Volcani institute, Israel

Download

CGMMV_in_other_Fruit

Presentation by Dr Aviv Dombrovsky, Volcani institute, Israel

Download

CGMMV_Symptoms

Presentation by Dr Aviv Dombrovsky, Volcani institute, Israel

Download

Dealing with CGMMV

Presentation by Dr Aviv Dombrovsky, Volcani institute, Israel

Download

Epidemiology and Management of Whitefly-transmitted Viruses

Report on meeting to discuss the importance of the begomoviruses which are transmitted by the silverleaf whitefly. This group of viruses is a major threat to Australian vegetable, cotton and grain legume industries.

Download

Exotic Fruit Flies in Torres Strait

Presentation on different fruit flies that could threaten Australia’s horticultural industries.

Download

Fungicide Rotations for Managing Phytophthora in Watermelons in the US

Presentation by Dr Shaker Kousik, US Department Agriculture on the latest research in the southern United states.

Download

Fusarium Wilt of Melons

Brief explanation of Fusarium Wilt in watermelons.

Download

How does CGMMV Spread

Examines the mechanism for spread of CGMMV.

Download

Managing Pesticide Resistance 2015

Understanding how pesticides interact and resistant in pests develops.

Download

Melon Strategic Agrichemical Review Process

A review of the crop protectants already used in the melon industry and possible future requirements for managing melon pests & diseases.

Download

Monosporascus Root Rot

Information about sudden wilt and vine decline caused by Monosporascus.

Download

Papaya Ring Spot Virus Fact Sheet

Frequently asked questions about Papaya Ring Spot Virus and the effects on melon production.

Download

Reducing CGMMV Infection in Israel

Dealing with soil infected by CGMMV in greenhouses.

Download

Report on Australia’s Biosecurity

Summary of biosecurity status in Australia.

Download

Rind Necrosis

Media article from the United States.

Download

Vegetable Leaf Miner

Description of vegetable leafminer and the risk it poses to the Australian melon industry.

Download

Melon Necrotic Spot Virus Factsheet

Symptoms and signs of Melon necrotic spot virus on melons

Download

Cucurbit Viruses

Describes the main viruses present in Queensland:
1. Papaya ringspot virus (PRSV)
2. Watermelon mosaic virus (WMV)
3. Zucchini yellow mosaic virus (ZYMV).
Lists symptoms and control methods.

Download

Major Melon diseases in Australia

This publication includes information on a number of significant melon diseases found in Australia and includes images to assist growers recognise their symptoms. Table 1 lists the significant diseases that are an issue for melon production in Australia.

Download

Management of Aphid Transmitted Viruses

The majority of viruses infecting plants are spread by insects, and aphids are the most common group of virus vectors or carriers. All potyviruses (the largest group of plant viruses) are transmitted by aphids.

Download

Viruses in Vegetable Crops

Viruses are a major cause of loss in many Australian vegetable crops. Often the intricate relationships between
the virus, host plants and the vector, or carrier, create problems in developing effective management systems.
This reference note provides information on plant viruses and how they are transmitted, and lists viruses of importance to the Australian vegetable industry.

Download

Whitefly Viruses in Vegetable Crops

Silverleaf whitefly Bemisia tabaci B biotype is a major global pest and is widespread in northern Australia. In addition to direct damage from feeding, this species is the only carrier of begomoviruses which are common and extremely damaging worldwide.

Download

Latest Information on CGMMV

Presentation by Dr Denis Persley QDAF to Ayr growers meeting.

Download

Sudden Wilt and Gummy Stem Blight

Latest information from Dr Len Tesoriero NSW DPI.

Download

Fusarium root rot

Download

All categories