Posts tagged Pests
Armyworms in rice

The common armyworm Leucania convecta (Mythimna convecta) was a localised and sporadic pest of rice until the 2011/12 rice season, but since that time it has become a much more consistent and widespread problem, particularly in the Murray Valley.

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What a pest

What a pest!

The biggest impediment to crop establishment in flooded rice fields (aerial seeded and dry broadcast) is bloodworms and aquatic snails. These two pests can have a large economic impact on the crop by reducing plant population and/or delays in establishment and maturity leading to reduced yields.

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