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Journal of the Department of Agriculture, Western Australia, Series 4

Keywords

Pastures, Grassland management, Pasture legumes, Trifolium subterraneum, Pest management, Biological control agents, Insect pests, Aphidoidea, Mite control, Siphonaptera, Western Australia

First Page Number

24

Last Page Number

29

Abstract

Redlegged eath mit, blue oat ite, lucern flea and aphids damage pastures across southern Australia, and it has been estimated that they cause annual losses to the Australian wool industry alone of over $200 million.

Redlegged earth mite is without doubt the most serious of the four pests. Peter DoPhil Michael, Mike Grimm, Mike Hyder and Peter Doyle discuss intergrated management options to control these pests.

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