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Controlling summer pulse pests in wet weather
Strong La Nina conditions featuring extended periods of wet weather and flooding generally delays the planting of many summer pulse crops.
However, for crops that have been planted, wet weather can make sampling difficult, and may provide perfect conditions for some pests.
Continuing to sample your crop, when possible, can help you to identify damage and the likely pests that caused it and put effective control measures in place quickly. Identifying insect pests correctly is critical in a wet summer.
The following guide provides information on common insect pests, how to spray for them in wet weather and how to reduce your spray costs.