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Apple & Pear Integrated Pest, Disease Management Industry Survey

This online survey will provide baseline levels of grower/pest management scout and advisor IPDM experience in the apple and pear industry, engagement with IPDM practices, pest priorities and barriers limiting uptake. 

By completing this survey, you will be assisting a new integrated pest, diseases and weed management project for the pome fruit industry to improve the ability and capacity of the industry to develop, maintain and improve pest-resilient farming systems using IPDM practices. The survey will provide insights to improve targeted delivery of region-specific guidelines and training for growers and advisors and support the adoption of IPM tools and practices.

Participation is voluntary, all responses will remain confidential and information provided does not enable individuals to be identified nor is information provided disclosed with other users or purposes.   

The survey will take less than 15 minutes to complete.

The survey will be open July 10 until September 13 2018.

Contact person for the survey is Aimee McCutcheon, Agriculture Victoria Industry Development Manager 5833 5222 Aimee.Mccutcheon@ecodev.vic.gov.au

The project is delivered by the Victorian Department of Economic Development, Jobs, Transport and Resources (DEDJTR) in collaboration with the Department of Agriculture and Fisheries, Queensland; the Department of Primary Industries, NSW; Primary Industries and Regional Development, WA; Tasmania Institute of Agriculture and Lenswood Cooperative.

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Terminology used in this survey

The term ‘Integrated Pest and Disease Management (IPDM) ‘means using cultural and biological best management methods supported by pest identification, monitoring and understanding of action thresholds to intervene with selective pesticides only when necessary to control pests*, disease^, and weeds for the production of apples and pears.

*The term ‘Pests ‘covers insects, mites, molluscs, nematodes and vertebrates.
^The term ‘Disease’ covers viruses, bacteria and fungi.

Questions marked with a red asterisk (*) are compulsory

Thank you for your time in participating in this survey .