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HDC works with Belgian grower groups to secure new EAMU for celery and fennel growers

HDC works with Belgian grower groups to secure new EAMU for celery and fennel growers

Silver Y Moth is one of the most serious celery pests, with the caterpillars able to bore through petioles towards the top of plants, as well as eating through entire leaves. Crop protection staff at HDC worked with Belgian grower groups using Belgian residue data to secure the EAMU for ‘Tracer’ containing (480 g / […]

Calls for GM Fruit Fly release to be postponed

Calls for GM Fruit Fly release to be postponed

GeneWatch UK today called for a moratorium on proposed releases of genetically modified (GM) fruit flies and other agricultural pests into the environment, until the issue of GM insects in fruit and vegetable supplies has been properly addressed. Earlier this year, UK company Oxitec applied to make mass experimental releases of millions of male GM […]

Aphids forecast to fly considerably later this year

The HGCA service, led by Rothamsted Research, uses aphid data from the suction trap network and long-term weather data to forecast the start of aphid flights and aphid abundance in spring and early summer. Dr Susannah Bolton, HGCA Head of Research and KT, said, “Average temperatures in January and February can be used to forecast […]

Becky Ward, PGRO senior technical officer, advises:

Becky Ward, PGRO senior technical officer, advises:

Pea and bean weevil There is now significant pea and bean weevil damage to spring beans and some winter bean crops. Where damage is becoming obvious, an insecticide should be applied as soon as possible and repeated after 2 weeks. This will help to disrupt the egg laying period and reduce the potential for larval […]

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