The Silverleaf Whitefly (SLW) decision support tool (DST) has been developed for Australian cotton growers to support management decisions. It has been developed based on SLW population growth trajectories in cotton fields around Southern Qld and NSW collected from 2014-19.
The DST gives the user a graphic visualisation of the trend in SLW population growth based on nymph sampling in relation to typical trajectories to inform management decisions.
The DST is accompanied by a SLW booklet.
Download the DST here.
Download the SLW booklet.
The Cotton PestDetect App
is a digital tool to assist with sampling for silverleaf whitefly nymphs by providing image-derived insect counts using a phone camera. The software is based on research and development undertaken with support from CRDC by Dr Derek Long and Dr Alison McCarthy from the University of Southern Queensland (USQ) Centre for Agricultural Engineering in partnership with QLD DAF and CottonInfo IPM Technical Lead Dr Paul Grundy. The app supports decision making by displaying nymph counts against the Silverleaf Whitefly (SLW) decision support tool (DST).
Information about how to access and use the app can be found here: SLW PestDetect App now available for pre-launch testing