Mollusc Efficacy – 2024

Molluscs (slugs and snails) can cause significant feeding damage of environmental horticulture plants in production. Baits containg metaldehyde or iron phosphate are the primary means to manage molluscs. This project was initiated to examine the potential for active ingredients with less risky environmental

Scale Efficacy – 2023

Managing scale insects presents unique challenges. Products with contact modes of action must be applied at specific timings in order to reach the most susceptible crawler stages. Products with

Thrips Efficacy – 2022

For the last 16 years, the IR-4 Environmental Horticulture Workshop has ranked developing efficacy data on new products to manage thrips as a High Priority Project either nationally or regionally.