Area-wide management of insect-vectored viral and bacterial diseases - project update

Although, historically, area wide management (AWM) has been mostly applied to management of insect pests, it also has potential for controlling plant diseases, particularly those with aerial dispersal mechanisms such as insect- vectored viruses and bacteria. This type of management is contrasted with traditional management, essentially by scale and co-ordination. In AWM control tactics are applied over a broad area, incorporating multiple premises to maintain pest and pathogen populations below economic impact levels.

Read this update to find out more about why we need area-wide management, who should be involved, and who to contact for further project information.