Helicoverpa Predictive Pest Network

The NEW Helicoverpa network includes over 100 traps which extend from the mid-north of South Australia right through to central & eastern Victoria. This network will enable early detection of Helicoverpa Punctigera in pulses and canola and allow agronomists to track growth stages. Further expansion of this network will occur in 2021 throughout South Australia, Victoria and New South Wales, which will also include Helicoverpa Armigera.

 

Helicoverpa Punctigera (Native Budworm)

Helicoverpa Punctigera (Native Budworm)

Native budworm or Heliothis are a major pest of pulses and canola.  Damage occurs when larvae attack seed pods prior to maturity leading to quality and yield loss.  Helicoverpa punctigera are a migratory pest that fly in from the arid inland regions of Australia to southern and eastern agricultural regions on predominately northern and westerly winds.

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Helicoverpa Armigera (Cotton Bollworm)

Helicoverpa Armigera (Cotton Bollworm)

A key pest of pulses and summer crops, armigera favour warmer environments compared to punctigera. Unlike punctigera they also tend to not to be migratory but come from local populations. They pupate in the soil over winter and emerge generally in October once temperatures start to rise. Damage is caused by the larvae that feeds on leaves, flowers and developing pods leading to quality and yield losses.  

 

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Funnel Trap in Lentils

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