Episode 7

Field observations of fall armyworm in northern Western Australia


October 30th, 2020

21 mins 51 secs

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About this Episode

Following the establishment of fall armyworm populations in the Ord Valley in northern WA, researchers and agronomists have been working together to monitor its behaviour, feeding habits and potential spread throughout cropping areas of WA. Senior research scientist with WA’s Department of Primary Industries and Regional Development, Helen Spafford, and Ord River District Cooperative (ORDCO) agronomists, Penny Goldsmith discuss what they are observing in the Ord Valley and around Broome and the challenges growers are facing as they approach harvest.