Our workshops have been going well with plenty of enthusiastic attendees. Two more workshop dates have been set, these are for: Armidale (University of New England, Zoology building) on October 5th, 9am – 12:30pm and Gunnedah at the Services and Bowling Club in Conadilly St on October 12th, 1:30pm until 5pm. Please contact Rachel Waugh on 6773 2338, or email insect.ID@une.edu.au if you would like to attend.
The workshops cover information on insect biology and taxonomy, look in more detail at groups of insects which are important in a cropping landscape, plenty of practical examples of insects are available to examine and where attendees request it we cover issues relevant to IPM, what tools are already available and discuss where knowledge is lacking.
Further workshops are planned in areas such as Coonabarabran/Coonamble/Gilgandra, further west around Dubbo/Narromine/Trangie, around the Moree/Warialda area. If you operate in areas outside these areas and would like to attend a workshop, please contact Rachel (details above) and we may be able to arrange one in your area.