NY215 - An Assessment of the Insect and Mite Pests and their Management in NSW North Coast Nurseries

This 1992-93 project developed a profile of pests and pest management across the NSW North Coast Nursery Industry. Twenty two pests were uncovered, including four non-arthropod pests. The study demonstrated a limited awareness amongst nursery operators of biological control and the potential for use of Integrated Pest Management (IPM) procedures. However, nursery operators expressed reservations about using chemical pest management and were likely to adopt improved integrated pest management systems if these systems could be shown to be cost effective and robust.