IPM Project

An integrated pest and disease management extension program for the olive industry (OL17001) is a research project funded by Hort Innovation, using the Hort Innovation olive industry research and development levy, and contributions from the Australian Government.

The key research provider of this project is Western Sydney University, with collaborative partners the Australian Olive Association (AOA) and a several state Departments of Primary Industry.

The project aims to provide Australian olive growers with access to current, practical information and advice for implementing integrated pest and disease management (IPDM) strategies in their groves. It will have a focus on the sustainable management of three major pests/diseases for the industry: black scale, olive lace bug and anthracnose. It will deliver this information via

  • Face-to-face IPDM workshops across growing areas with information specific to those areas (expected to be held in the second half of 2018)
  • Online tutorials, with self-assessments
  • A best practice IPDM manual and fact sheets, and a revised Pest and Disease Field Guide for the industry
  • Training for industry consultants and pest scouts

A range of information, outputs and links associated with the project is housed on this section of the OliveBiz website. Click the drop down menu for to see whats available. If the information you are seeking is not on the website contact:

Robert Spooner-Hart
Project Leader r.spooner-hart@westernsydney.edu.au
Western Sydney University Phone +61245701429; Mobile 0414953129