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item Urech, R.
item Green, P.
item Skerman, A.
item Elson-harris, M.
item Hogsette, Jerome - Jerry
item Bright, R.
item Brown, G.

Submitted to: Government Publication/Report
Publication Type: Other
Publication Acceptance Date: 11/1/2003
Publication Date: 12/1/2003
Citation: Urech, R., Green, P.E., Skerman, A.G., Elson-Harris, M.M., Hogsette Jr, J.A., Bright, R.L., Brown, G.W. 2003. Management of nuisance flies on cattle feedlots, flot.306. Government Publication/Report.

Interpretive Summary: Abstract Only.

Technical Abstract: A systematic survey was performed on Australian feedlots to determine major fly pest species, their seasonality and breeding sites, their natural enemies, and the effects of standard management techniques on population levels. House fly was the major pest species followed by a blow fly complex. House flies were more numerous in warmer spring weather and the blow flies preferred cooler fall and winter periods. Biocontrol organisms, particularly parasitic wasps, played a major role on fly management. Several candidate strains of entomopathogenic fungi were also found. Spraying cattle pens with approved pesticides had little measurable impact on fly populations. These are the first fly data collected on an Australian feedlot and should provide the basis for developing an integrated fly management program.