Journal article

Toxicity of Insecticides and Miticides to Natural Enemies in Australian Grains: A Review

Kathy Overton, Ary A Hoffmann, Olivia L Reynolds, Paul A Umina

INSECTS | MDPI | Published : 2021


Continued prophylactic chemical control to reduce pest populations in Australian grain farming systems has limited the effectiveness of biological control via natural enemies in crops within an integrated pest management (IPM) framework. While a variety of data is available to infer potential non-target effects of chemicals on arthropod natural enemies, much of it may be irrelevant or difficult to access. Here, we synthesise the literature relevant to Australian grain crops and highlight current knowledge gaps for potential future investment. A range of testing methodologies have been utilised, often deviating from standardised International Organization for Biological Control (IOBC) protoco..

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Awarded by Grains Research and Development Corporation

Funding Acknowledgements

This research was funded by the Grains Research and Development Corporation, grant number UOM1906-002RTX.