Follow up surveys by PIRSA Biosecurity SA and SARDI entomologists has since identified numerous infested sites.
Growers are encouraged to seek advice from their local agronomist, GRDC, Grain Producers Australia or the Agriculture Victoria website about how to manage this pest in cereal crops.
CSIRO researcher Steve Henry is encouraging growers to monitor mouse populations and activity and to record and share their observations.
Growers should not rely on visible signs of micronutrient deficiencies in crops as symptoms of the most common micronutrient issues are vague and inconsistent.
The exotic pest - Russian wheat aphid - has been found for the first time in Australia in cereal crops in SA's mid-north. Grain growers and agronomists are asked to monitor emerging crops.
Growers dealing with waterlogging caused by Mallee dune seepage should treat the problem at the source for best results.
It has been 20 years since Allen Buckley became an early adopter of no-till farming in the Mallee. Today, the Waikerie, South Australia, grower says it is an ongoing journey to maintain healthy soils and ground cover and increase yield
Mallee farmers are being encouraged to have their input into a strategy to better understand future weed control needs in low-rainfall zones.
Farmers will soon be able to fly drones weighing up to 25 kilograms over their property without an unmanned aircraft operators certificate, provided they are not paid for the work.