At the cutting edge - Area-wide management of insect-vectored viral and bacterial diseases
Watch this webinar recording to hear from industry-leading researchers about the key findings and area wide management (AWM) strategies of insect-vectored viral and bacterial diseases of vegetable crops in Australia.
AWM strategies for vector-borne diseases will help to prevent or minimise the development of insecticide resistance in vector populations, improve the efficiency of biological agents released for control of vectors, and better protect host resistance genes against the emergence of resistance-breaking strains of the viruses. It also provides management options when host resistance genes are not available.
Queensland Department of Agriculture and Fisheries researchers Cherie Gambley, Paul Campbell and Rebecca Roach cover the major outcomes from AWM Hort Innovation project VG16086, virus disease outbreaks and weather, as well as pectobacterium disease in zucchini.