August 17, 2018

AHDB Aphid News

The latest edition of AHDB Aphid News has just been released (for the week ending 12th August).

  • The peach–potato aphid was found in suction traps at York (2) and Kirton (14).
  • The mealy cabbage aphid was found at six sites, increasing at only three.
  • One currant-lettuce aphid was found in the Hereford trap.
  • Only a single willow ̶ carrot aphid was captured - from York.
  • The pea aphid was captured in single figures at six sites, increasing at only Wellesbourne.
  • The black bean aphid was only captured at Dundee (4), Gogarbank (11) and York (1).
  • The potato aphid was only found in traps at Dundee (1) and Gogarbank (3).

Pest update from Wellesbourne

Between 14th and 17th August our 3 yellow water traps captured:

  • Cabbage root flies - 32 male and 23 female
  • Bean seed flies - 45
  • Pollen beetles - 7
  • Flea beetles - 202
  • Cabbage stem weevil -1
  • Cabbage seed weevil - 0
  • Cabbage stem flea beetle - 1

We caught 7 carrot flies on 3 sticky traps in our second sowing of carrots.

There were 1 diamond-back moth, 2 silver Y moths, no cabbage moths and 4 turnip moths in our traps (2 traps per pest).

There were 15 cabbage root fly eggs around our 15 brassica plants.


August 14, 2018

Pest update from Wellesbourne

Between 10th and 14th August our 3 yellow water traps captured:

  • Cabbage root flies - 12 male and 2 female
  • Bean seed flies - 36
  • Pollen beetles - 5
  • Flea beetles - 248
  • Cabbage stem weevil -2
  • Cabbage seed weevil - 0
  • Cabbage stem flea beetle - 4

We caught 14 carrot flies on 3 sticky traps in our first sowing of carrots and 27 carrot flies on our traps in the second sowing.

There were 1 diamond-back moth, no silver Y moths, no cabbage moths and 7 turnip moths in our traps (2 traps per pest).

There were 3 cabbage root fly eggs around our 15 brassica plants.


August 10, 2018

Pest update from Wellebourne

Between 7th and 10th August our 3 yellow water traps captured:

  • Cabbage root flies - 2 male and 5 female
  • Bean seed flies - 16
  • Pollen beetles - 24
  • Flea beetles - 438
  • Cabbage stem weevil - 2
  • Cabbage seed weevil - 0
  • Cabbage stem flea beetle - 2
  • Small white butterfly - 1

We caught 28 carrot flies on 3 sticky traps in our first sowing of carrots and 8 carrot flies on our traps in the second sowing.

There were no diamond-back moths, no silver Y moths, no cabbage moths and 10 turnip moth in our traps (2 traps per pest).

There were 7 cabbage root fly eggs around our 15 brassica plants.


AHDB Aphid News

The latest edition of AHDB Aphid News is available (week ending 5th August).

  • The peach–potato aphid was recorded from six suction trap sites, increasing at Newcastle. There was a hotspot at Kirton (67).
  • The potato aphid was recorded from Dundee, Gogarbank and Newcastle, with numbers increasing at only Newcastle.
  • The mealy cabbage aphid was recorded from 10 sites but decreasing across the country, apart from Hereford (where there was an increase).
  • One currant-lettuce aphid was recorded from the Kirton ST this week.
  • No willow ̶carrot aphids were recorded.
  • The pea aphid was recorded from nine sites, increasing at only Newcastle and Hereford. The highest number was recorded from York (42).
  • The black bean aphid was caught at five sites. There was a hotspot at Dundee (32).

August 07, 2018

Pest update from Wellesbourne

Between 3rd and 7th August our 3 yellow water traps captured:

  • Cabbage root flies - 0 male and 6 female
  • Bean seed flies - 16
  • Pollen beetles - 25
  • Flea beetles - 670
  • Cabbage stem weevil - 6
  • Cabbage seed weevil - 0
  • Cabbage stem flea beetle - 1

We caught 91 carrot flies on 3 sticky traps in our first sowing of carrots and 16 carrot flies on our traps in the second sowing.

There were 2 diamond-back moths, no silver Y moths, no cabbage moths and 1 turnip moth in our traps (2 traps per pest).

There were 21 cabbage root fly eggs around our 15 brassica plants.


August 04, 2018

AHDB Aphid News

Tha latest edition of AHDB Aphid News is available - for the week ending 29th July.

  • The peach–potato aphid was recorded from 11 suction trap sites, decreasing over most of Britain with numbers only increasing at Dundee. There was, however, a hotspot at Kirton (266).
  • The potato aphid was caught at six sites, with numbers increasing at only York and Starcross.
  • The mealy cabbage aphid was recorded from all sites but increasing at only three. There was a hotspot at York (125).
  • Two currant-lettuce aphids were recorded from the Hereford trap.
  • The willow ̶carrot aphid was caught at six sites in single figures, with numbers increasing at four. The highest number found was at Preston (4).
  • The pea aphid was recorded from all sites, apart from Silwood, and increased in number at four. There were hotspots at York (155) and Kirton (106).
  • The black bean aphid was caught at 11 sites, increasing in number at four. There was a hotspot at Dundee (108).

August 03, 2018

Pest update 3rd August

Between 31st July and 3rd August our 3 yellow water traps captured:

  • Cabbage root flies - 2 male and 8 female
  • Bean seed flies - 23
  • Pollen beetles - 16
  • Flea beetles - 640
  • Cabbage stem weevil - 4
  • Cabbage seed weevil - 0
  • Cabbage stem flea beetle - 2

We caught 45 carrot flies on 3 sticky traps in our first sowing of carrots and 12 carrot flies on our traps in the second sowing.

There were 1 diamond-back moth, no silver Y moths, no cabbage moths and no turnip moths in our traps (2 traps per pest).

There were 36 cabbage root fly eggs around our 15 brassica plants.


Pest update 31 July

Between 27th and 31st July our 3 yellow water traps captured:

  • Cabbage root flies - 3 male and 2 female
  • Bean seed flies - 30
  • Pollen beetles - 29
  • Flea beetles - 555
  • Cabbage stem weevil - 3
  • Cabbage seed weevil - 0
  • Cabbage stem flea beetle - 7

We caught 12 carrot flies on 3 sticky traps in our first sowing of carrots and 5 carrot flies on our traps in the second sowing.

There were 3 diamond-back moths, 2 silver Y moths, no cabbage moths and 1 turnip moth in our traps (2 traps per pest).

There were 48 cabbage root fly eggs around our 15 brassica plants.


July 28, 2018

Pest update from Wellesbourne

Between 24th and 27th July our 3 yellow water traps captured:

  • Cabbage root flies - 0 male and 4 female
  • Bean seed flies - 12
  • Pollen beetles - 52
  • Flea beetles - 875
  • Cabbage stem weevil - 6
  • Cabbage seed weevil - 0
  • Cabbage stem flea beetle - 12
  • Large white butterfly - 1

We caught 8 carrot flies on 3 sticky traps in our first sowing of carrots and 7 carrot flies on our traps in the second sowing.

There were 0 diamond-back moths, 4 silver Y moths, no cabbage moths and 4 turnip moths in our traps (2 traps per pest).

There were 48 cabbage root fly eggs around our 15 brassica plants.


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