Webworms, Climatic factors, Western Australia
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FOR many years farmers have remarked on the cyclic occurrence of webworm outbreaks in their cereal crops.
Webworm, the State's most serious pest of cereals, has frequently assumed a role of major importance for one or two seasons, and then not been troublesome for a number of years.
A research programme being carried out by the Entomology Branch aims to give a better understanding of the effects of weather conditions on the seasonal incidence of webworm, and should lead to more effective control of this pest.
Button, J A.
"Webworm and the weather,"
Journal of the Department of Agriculture, Western Australia, Series 4: Vol. 3:
5, Article 8.
Available at: https://library.dpird.wa.gov.au/journal_agriculture4/vol3/iss5/8