sustainability through science & innovation

new knowledge to improve the timing of pest-management decisions in grain crops

Project partners: CSIRO, the University of Melbourne

Funding body: the Grains Research and Development Corporation

This project is generating new knowledge about the biology and lifecycles of pest and beneficial species across the southern and western regions. It is also investigating the impact of beneficial species on pest populations. Two focus pests for this project are earwigs and millipedes. One end product of the project will be lifecycle schematics for pest and beneficial species, and an in-field guide for advisors and growers that will assist in identification and management.

For further information email Dr Paul Umina at