Welcome to PBRI Podcasts, a series that explores some of Australia's most unwanted plant pests.
It features interviews with growers and agronomists on their first-hand experience in managing new and emerging pests, leading Australian researchers on their latest findings and observations and international experts who share their experiences and learnings.
Each episode runs for about 30 minutes, and you can listen in any order you want.
The first series of PBRI Podcasts is on fall armyworm. It explores the experiences and observations of experts from around the globe and here in Australia as we prepare to take on this invasive pest.
Throughout the series, host Chris Brown delves into the biology and behaviour of fall armyworm and explores how we can best prepare ourselves in order to minimise its impact.
October 30th, 2020 | 21 mins 51 secs
Helen Spafford and Penny Goldsmith discuss what they are observing in the Ord Valley and around Broome
Episode 9: Could fall armyworm have been present in our region for longer than first thought? Tracing the spread
October 30th, 2020 | 18 mins 36 secs
experiment, fall armyworm, genetics, research, spread
Researcher WeeTek Tay delves into the genetics of fall armyworm and its different global populations so we can better understand their spread
October 30th, 2020 | 19 mins 42 secs
experiments, fall army worm, northern territory, research
Researchers Brian Thistleton and Praise Justo-Tadle give us an insight into what they are recording in some of their field trials and lab experiments on fall armyworm
October 12th, 2020 | 34 mins 53 secs
fall armyworm, identify, resistance, thresholds
Brent Wilson and Paul McIntosh share insights into the need to manage resistance, developing thresholds, identifying fall armyworm, and where to look for them.
October 12th, 2020 | 34 mins 57 secs
australia, entomology, fall armyworm, management
Melina Miles and Paul Grundy speak about how the pest is behaving in Australia and the likely implications for management
October 12th, 2020 | 14 mins 4 secs
fall armyworm, fao, food security, global action plan
FAO’s Elisabetta Tagliati talks about the risks posed by fall armyworm to global food and feed security and managing the pest across 65 countries
September 18th, 2020 | 24 mins 30 secs
fall armyworm, impact, south africa
Jan-Hendrik Venter, talks about the approach taken in response to their fall armyworm incursion in 2017.
September 18th, 2020 | 24 mins 48 secs
fall armyworm, pastures, row crops
David Kerns from Texas A&M University talks about the different strains of fall armyworm, the crops they effect and the tactics for control.
September 18th, 2020 | 41 mins 27 secs
america, biology, cool temperate, fall armyworm, subtropical
Two researchers from the US explain fall armyworm behaviour in subtropical and cool temperate conditions