The research aims to quantify peak presence of the wasp in lucerne seed crops and its cost to lucerne seed producers and the industry. It will determine the influence of sanitation and closing date of lucerne seed crops on wasp population development. The research will provide the information for the development of a management plan.
This publication evaluates the impact lucerne seed wasp has on the lucerne seed industry by quantifying the damage to seed production by this insect and focuses on the pest’s management. A seed wasp management plan has been produced in the form of a booklet available from RIRDC and allied seed industry organisations.