Contents tagged with pests

22 August 2019

Targeted treatment of the most mollusc-riddled parts of a field has taken a step closer

14 June 2019

Diamondback moths arrive in large numbers in the UK

21 December 2018

A ban on the outdoor use of metaldehyde slug pellets is to be introduced across Great Britain from spring 2020.

30 January 2019

Of all pests and diseases of potatoes in Great Britain, infestation by potato cyst nematodes (PCN), or eelworms, is the most damaging. Yield losses depend on pest populations, soil type and potato variety, with a range of 1–35% in trials, with infestations at 10–20 eggs per gram of soil.

8 October 2018

Sampling and lab testing for PCN are vital, as, at low levels of infestation, no symptoms are seen in the field. This document provides a step-by-step guide to the sampling and testing process. If you have any further questions please contact your agronomist/advisor or your AHDB Knowledge Exchange Manager.

19 September 2018

The Miridae are a large and diverse family of insects. The most widely known capsids are species of agricultural pests that pierce plant tissues, feed on the sap, and sometimes transmit plant viruses. The aim of this factsheet is to improve current understanding of the capsid bugs that can infest celery crops and consider approaches to control.

19 September 2018

A bumper edition of the Grower magazine for June/July 2018. Looking at the CHAMPION approach - how identifying those champion workers in the business can help drive up productivity across the board. Vendor managed inventory – a new supply chain model that is gaining popularity among ornamental growers in North America.

19 September 2018

This Sweetcorn Crop Walkers’ Guide aims to assist growers, agronomists and their staff in the vital task of monitoring crops. It is designed for use in the field, to help with the accurate identification of pests, their predators, diseases, nutritional deficiencies and physiological disorders within a crop.

7 June 2019

AHDB believes that thriving, sustainable, highly productive business for UK farmers and growers and their supply chain partners delivers a lower environmental impact and goes hand-in-hand with valuing and enhancing the natural environment.

25 June 2019

All the main areas associated with growing oilseed rape are covered in this guide – from understanding the market, to its agronomic, harvest and storage requirements.

23 May 2018

This poster provides an easy reference guide to indicate the life-cycle stage of the most common pests of cane fruit crops throughout the year. The calendar also indicates when to expect low or high population pressures. 

16 July 2018

The AHDB Horticulture Crop Walkers’ Guide for Apple has been designed specifically as an aid to crop monitoring. It illustrates and describes the important pests, diseases, nutritional and physiological disorders which may be encountered during the crop production process.