Control of flea beetles and other key insect pests of leafy salad Brassica crops

Flea beetles, diamondback moths, leafminers and weevils are key pests of speciality leafy salad Brassica crops. This factsheet provides brief descriptions of the pests, outlines their biology in Britain and provides guidance on their control. 

Please note that this factsheet was written in 2010 and approvals of plant protection products will have changed since then. Please check current approvals on CRD’s website or consult a BASIS qualified adviser before deciding to apply any plant protection products listed in this publication.

Flea beetles, diamondback moths, leafminers and weevils are key pests of speciality leafy salad Brassica crops. This factsheet provides brief descriptions of the pests, outlines their biology in Britain and provides guidance on their control. 

Hard copies are free to AHDB Horticulture levy payers and dependent on your Associate package may be free or charged at a reduced rate. If you require a hard copy of this publication then please contact LPC.CRM@ahdb.org.uk

 

This factsheet includes information available on the Health and Safety Executive (HSE) website (pesticides.gov.uk), on product labels and in supplier technical leaflets. Please check the HSE website or with an appropriate adviser before using the information as regulations may have changed.

EAMU – Extension of Authorisation for Minor Use.

Growers must hold a paper or electronic copy of an EAMU before using any product under the EAMU arrangements. Anyone using a plant protection product with an EAMU should follow EAMU (or label) recommendations.  Use is carried out at the grower’s own risk. If specific crop safety information is not available, consider undertaking small-scale tests and/or obtain professional advice before widespread commercial use.

If in doubt about which products are permissible, or how to use them correctly, seek advice from a BASIS-qualified consultant.

Details of compatibility of plant protection products with biological control agents are available from biological control suppliers or IPM consultants.

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