Horticulture - IPM Outlook

AHDB technical experts bring you the latest views and opinions on integrated pest management strategies. The catalogue of regular features, blogs and news, first published on the IPM homepage, will be exploring and analysing the impacts on horticulture crops.

New strategies to control codling and tortrix moths in apple and pear

23 March 2021

How new research could reduce our reliance on spray products to control codling and tortrix moths. It may also prevent the pest overwintering and help avoid new attacks the following year. 

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Scott Raffle

Knowledge Exchange Manager - Horticulture (Fruit)

Preventing Tomato Brown Rugose Fruit Virus: grower perspectives

8 March 2021

Insights and experiences of growers in the UK affected by Tomato Brown Rugose Fruit (ToBRFV). How can this help improve our understanding and control of the virus in the future?

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Nathalie Key

Knowledge Exchange Manager (Protected Edibles, Vine Crops, Mushrooms)

10 top tips to get to grips with aphids

25 February 2021

Why am I having difficulty controlling aphids in my crop? Lessons from an AHDB webinar

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Wayne Brough

Knowledge Exchange Manager - Horticulture (Ornamentals)

Predicting when gall mites will emerge from blackcurrant crops

16 February 2021

How our tool helps blackcurrant growers to estimate when gall mite is likely to emerge from overwintering buds.

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Scott Raffle

Knowledge Exchange Manager - Horticulture (Fruit)

How to enhance the ecosystem in your orchard to prevent pests

February 2021

Natural enemies can help to prevent the build-up of tree fruit pests, such as spider and rust mites and aphids. We’ve been exploring ways to boost your orchard's ecosystem to enhance numbers of natural enemies in pear and apple crops.

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Scott Raffle

Knowledge Exchange Manager - Horticulture (Fruit)

The importance of a clean start: seed handling

7 February 2021

The importance of a clean start, in all of our crop sectors, is vitally important. Along with variety selection, it’s one of the fundamentals of an IPM programme. 

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Cathryn Lambourne

Crop Protection Senior Scientist: Disease

IPM strategies for controlling IPM in strawberries

Monday, 1 February 2021

From effective monitoring, natural predators, biological control products and even garlic, Scott Raffle outlines potential ways to control aphid in strawberry crops from our latest research.

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Scott Raffle

Knowledge Exchange Manager - Horticulture (Fruit)

Stopping spotted wing-drosophila: a case study

Tuesday, 8 December 2020

Tom Hulme, A C Hulme, explains how he has worked with AHDB to tackle spotted wing drosophila, one of the biggest threats to the UK fruit industry.

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