The IPM guidelines provide an extensive collection of tools and strategies to manage pests in grain cropping systems.
It is not possible to have a rigidly defined set of IPM guidelines because for each cropping system the suite of pests that require management is different. Management tools available also vary between regions and over time. Therefore the IPM guidelines use a problem-solving approach drawing on the available tools that are working within a specific crop.
IPM guidelines for grains contains information about the main pests of grains, the major grain crops and a range of supporting information to guide users in making better decisions about pest management.
This national website is maintained by the Queensland Department of Agriculture and Fisheries (DAF). Developed by DAF with initial funding from the National Invertebrate Pest Initiative (NIPI), it has also had valuable input from the Department of Agriculture and Food Western Australia (DAFWA), the Department of Primary Industries NSW, South Australian Research and Development Institute (SARDI), cesar and CSIRO.
This website is supported by growers and the Australian Federal Government through the Grains Research and Development Corporation (GRDC). All the images used are from DAF, unless otherwise stated.