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Grains Research and Development Corporation: Request for Tender – Managing Early Season Canola Establishment Pests in New South Wales

Early identification and control of insect pests has been identified as a key constraint to the successful crop establishment of canola in southern NSW in the GRDC Northern Region.

A wide range of early season insects have the potential to affect the establishment and early growth of canola. These insects include wireworms, slugs, snails, red legged earth mites, aphids, earwigs, lucerne flea, rutherglen bug and slaters. Understanding, identifying and managing these insect pests is critical to establishing successful canola crops.

Improving grower and adviser knowledge of key pests, pest identification, monitoring methods, pest population dynamics, pest lifecycle/ecology/biology, off season hosts/green bridges, environmental/seasonal population drivers, damage symptoms, economic threshold, farming system impacts, chemical and cultural control options, and other factors will lead to better management of these pests and reduce the incidence of poor establishment of canola in southern New South Wales.

Tender No. & Further Information

This investment involves two projects.

  • Project A tenderer will be responsible for the development of technical content, workshop materials and evaluation of the investment.
  • Project B tenderers will be responsible for establishing the grower/adviser groups, the co-ordination and delivery of the workshop material and field events.

Please indicate in your tender which component of the procurement you will be addressing, Project A or Project B. These are two separate projects and will be contracted and evaluated as such.

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Delivery Timeframe

  • June 2018 – June 2020

Closing Date & Time

  • 4:30 PM (South Australian time) 30 May 2018

Need Help?

Please contact Valerie Morris, Business Partnership Manager (Health & Sciences) for assistance with a submission.

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