Scale and mealybug management options for lychee growers - an extension toolkit (LY20001)
What’s it all about?
This investment is delivering an extension toolkit for lychee growers on how to manage scale and mealybug pests effectively. The project team will survey lychee orchards across key growing regions during the growing season to gain an overview of the scale and mealybug problem, including collection of data on the diversity of these pests and what grower control practices are currently being used.
The extension toolkit will compile this information for lychee growers, with a focus on the lifecycle of these pests and management options available to growers (including chemical and biological). This material will also be presented in a series of workshops across key growing regions such as North Queensland, Mackay, Rockhampton, Bundaberg and the Sunshine Coast, as well as the annual lychee growers’ meeting.
This project is a strategic levy investment in the Hort Innovation Lychee Fund