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Integrated management of nuisance fly populations on cattle feedlots

Project start date: 01 September 2004
Project end date: 30 November 2008
Publication date: 01 November 2008
Project status: Completed
Livestock species: Grainfed cattle
Relevant regions: National
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The Project assessed the impact of chemical applications and more targeted cleaning on nuisance fly control in feedlots.  It developed and evaluated new, biological agents for the control of nuisance flies and explore options for integration of these agents into feedlot management.  These biological agents were ideal tools for a fly integrated pest management (IPM) system, as they did not compromise existing natural ecosysytems, and enabled feedlots to minimise their nuisance fly populations with economically and ecologically sustainable methods.

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Project manager: Des Rinehart
Primary researcher: Dept of Primary Ind. & Fisheries