New tool to control lice

STAFF REPORTERThe West Australian

Woolgrowers are taking advantage of new tool to control lice.

The relaunched LiceBoss website offers producers extension advice on how to prevent new infestations and make the most of treatment.

"The site features detailed advice in the form of fact sheets and 'how to' videos, as well as a series of interactive decision support tools," University of Queensland researcher Peter James said.

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"These tools allow producers to enter information unique to their flock and environment to identify the best chemicals and methods for controlling lice for their situation," Dr James said. "The support tools cover a variety of situations including treating lice in long and short wool, on ewes or lambs, how to meet residue thresholds set by different markets, and methods to prevent new lice populations."Dr James said lice in the Australian sheep flock had increased and producers were looking for information.The Australian Government-funded site is compiled with the help of Australian Wool Innovation and CRC.

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