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Introducing PestFax

27 January 2018

Free pest advice for the Western Australian grain belt

 

 

PestFax is an informative and interactive reporting service on pests and diseases threatening crops and pastures throughout the grain belt of WA. Weekly news updates throughout the growing season provide readers with risk alerts, current information and advice.

 

The Western Australian Department of Primary Industries and Regional Development is committed to providing applications to the agricultural industry that add value to farm management and profitability. The PestFax service provides farmers with information regarding the tracking of pests, weeds and diseases. By integrating with the Back Paddock system, information is captured in the paddock in realtime and published via the PestFax service.

 

PestFax has been operating since 1996. A large network of farmers, field agronomists, consultants and industry specialists provide weekly input into PestFax. This interactive input ensures that the best diagnostic and control methods are recommended to farmers and industry.

 

For 2018, Back Paddock is providing data-integration from Back Paddock CornerPost to the Department’s PestFax

service electronically, meaning as you’re recording target species from within the paddock diary and ag-chem

recommendation sections, then that information is anonymously provided in aggregated form to be published to the service. The integration will automate the previous long-standing process and will greatly enhance the reporting value

flowing through to the PestFax service.

 

PestFax is supported by Grains Research and Development Corporation (GRDC) and promotes national pest management information and integrated pest management (IPM) principles.

 

For more information, visit:

 

www.agric.wa.gov.au/crop-diseases/about-pestfax-newsletter

 


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