The NSW Department of Primary Industries (NSW DPI) and Local Land Services are responding to a confirmed report of exotic serpentine leafminer (Liriomyza huidobrensis). The infestation was reported to the Exotic Plant Pest Hotline from a market garden in western Sydney on 22 October 2020.
Fall armyworm (Spodoptera frugiperda) is an insect pest that was first detected in NSW in 2020. It has since been detected in all key summer cropping regions of NSW, including the North Coast, Northern Tablelands, North West, Hunter, South East, Central West, Riverina and Murray Local Land Services regions.
Pasture dieback is a condition that kills sown and native summer growing pastures. It starts as small patches and can spread to affect large areas. Pasture dieback was first identified in Central Queensland, the first case of pasture dieback was confirmed in NSW on the North Coast.