13 June - Box blight control

Buxus - Control box blight using Octave, Signum (EAMU 2012-2141) or Switch. Avoid pruning during humid weather, keep equipment sharp and clean and burn trimmings using nursery waste exemption D7.

Sucker insects - Check for leaf edge curling and purple discolouration on Fraxinus, "cabbaging" on Buxus and distortion on eucalyptus, Laurus nobilis, Pyrus and others. Control on non-edible crops using Decis (non-IPM), Dursban WG (non-IPM), Hallmark WZT (non-IPM, EAMU 2008-2944), Pyrethrum 5EC, Savona, SB Plant Invigorator or Spruzit. Check the CRD website for the latest edible-crop approvals.

Powdery mildew - Control using Amistar (EAMU 2009-0443), AQ10 (EAMU 2012-1324), Bumper 250EC (EAMU 2009-0707), Corbel, Cyflamid (EAMU 2007-0512), Folicur, Kindred, food-grade potassium bicarbonate, Nimrod, Signum (EAMU 2012-2141), Stroby WG, Systhane 20 EW or Takumi SC (EAMU 2013-1294).

Pine shoot moth - Disrupt egg laying and larva hatching using Decis, Dursban WG or Toppel 100 (EAMU 2013-2410).

Predators - Increase numbers weekly. Warm weather may require a switch in protected structures to more tolerant species.

Whitefly - Control on non-edible crops using Calypso (EAMUs required), Chess WG (EAMU 2013-2016), Decis, Dursban WG, Eradicoat, Gazelle SG, Hallmark WZT (EAMU 2008-2944), Mainman (EAMU 2013-0045), Majestik, Mycotal, Movento (EAMU 2011-1987), Naturalis-L, Oberon (EAMU 2004-1718), Pyrethrum 5EC, Savona, SB Plant Invigorator, Spruzit or Toppel 100 (EAMU 2013-2410). Some products are not compatible with biological controls.

Flea beetles - Control willowherb and bittercress. Apply Chess WG (EAMU 2013-2016), Calypso (EAMUs required), Decis (non-IPM), Majestik, SB Plant Invigorator, Hallmark WZT (non-IPM, EAMU 2008-2944), Pyrethrum 5EC or Spruzit to Crambe, fuchsia, wallflowers and others.

Downy mildew - Control fungal growth using Amistar (EAMU 2009-0443), Fenomenal (EAMU 2013-1990), Fubol Gold WG (EAMU 2013-2288), Invader (EAMU 2012-0109), Paraat (EAMU 2011-2585), Pergado Uni (EAMU 2012-1605), Revus (EAMUs required), Signum (EAMU


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