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Ongoing project

Management strategy for serpentine leafminer, Liriomyza huidobrensis (MT20005)

Key research provider: Department of Agriculture and Fisheries (DAF)

What's it all about?

This project is developing and delivering targeted R&D specifically for serpentine leafminer in response to the incursions detected in late 2020.

The project is building on the initial work of recently completed RD&E program for control, eradication and preparedness for vegetable leafminer (MT16004).

Areas of work include:

  • Identifying and monitoring parasitoids
  • Refining development and validation of surveillance and diagnostic protocols
  • Using predictive forecasting to manage and assess the risk of serpentine leafminer
  • Delivering an industry communication program
  • Developing an industry management plan, grower guides and industry focused workshops.

This project is a strategic levy investment in the Hort Innovation Potato - Fresh, Potato - Processing, Melon, Onion and Vegetable Funds.