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A range of insect pests affect dairy farm pastures in southern Australia. These pests may include:

  • African black beetle
  • Armyworm
  • Black-headed cockchafer
  • Crop and pasture mites
  • Red-headed cockchafer (external site)
  • Red-legged earth mite
  • Lucerne flea
  • Slugs and snails

While Dairy Australia does not provide a comprehensive overview of the life cycle, threshold damage levels and control methods of all pests that affect perennial ryegrass pasture, the following factsheet does describe the effects of the pests mentioned above.

  • perennial ryegrass management VIII management of weed pests diseases

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More information

For more detailed information on a specific pest, download the relevant fact sheet.

  • Crops and pasture pests factsheet

    PDF119.9 KB
  • African black beetle factsheet

    PDF185.48 KB
  • Slugs and snails factsheet

    PDF471.7 KB
  • Armyworm factsheet

    PDF599.28 KB
  • Pests to be aware of in autumn factsheet

    PDF123.32 KB

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