October 17, 2018

Pest update from Wellesbourne

We are now emptying the traps weekly rather than twice-weekly. Between 9th and 16th October our 3 yellow water traps captured: Cabbage root flies - 1 male and 1 female; Bean seed flies - 175; Pollen beetles - 2; Flea beetles - 30; Cabbage stem weevil - 0; Cabbage seed weevil - 0; Cabbage stem flea beetle - 6; We caught 2 carrot flies on 3 sticky traps in our second sowing of carrots. There were no diamond-back moths, 1 silver Y moth, no cabbage moths and 7 turnip moths in our pheromone traps (2 traps per pest). There were 2 cabbage root fly eggs around our 15 brassica plants.

October 12, 2018

AHDB Aphid News

The latest edition of AHDB Aphid News (for the week ending 7th October) has been published.

  • Peach–potato aphids were captured at eight suction trap sites, increasing in numbers at five.
  • Mealy cabbage aphids were recorded from, and increased in number at, Kirton (21) and Wellesbourne (19) this week.
  • Willow-carrot aphids (Cavariella aegopodii) were captured at York (11), Kirton (27), Broom’s Barn (5), Wellesbourne (1) and Hereford (1). Five male individuals were recorded from Broom’s Barn.



October 10, 2018

Pest update from Wellesbourne

We are now emptying the traps weekly rather than twice-weekly. Between 2nd and 9th October our 3 yellow water traps captured:

  • Cabbage root flies - 4 male and 2 female
  • Bean seed flies - 52
  • Pollen beetles - 6
  • Flea beetles - 34
  • Cabbage stem weevil - 6
  • Cabbage seed weevil - 0
  • Cabbage stem flea beetle - 9

We caught 2 carrot flies on 3 sticky traps in our second sowing of carrots.

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

There was 1 cabbage root fly egg around our 15 brassica plants.


October 08, 2018

AHDB Aphid News

The latest edition of AHDB Aphid News (for the week ending 30th September) has been published.

  • Peach–potato aphids were captured in 11 of the suction traps, increasing in numbers at 10.
  • Cabbage aphids were captured at 4 sites, increasing in numbers at all of these.
  • Willow-carrot aphids (Cavariella aegopodii) were captured at Dundee (34), Preston (4), Kirton (1), Hereford (2), Rothamsted (3) and Wye. No male individuals were recorded.

October 02, 2018

Pest update from Wellesbourne

Between 28th September and 2nd October our 3 yellow water traps captured:

  • Cabbage root flies - 7 male and 0 female
  • Bean seed flies - 31
  • Pollen beetles - 3
  • Flea beetles - 30
  • Cabbage stem weevil - 1
  • Cabbage seed weevil - 0
  • Cabbage stem flea beetle - 4

We caught no carrot flies on 3 sticky traps in our second sowing of carrots.

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

There were 0 cabbage root fly eggs around our 15 brassica plants.


September 28, 2018

Ahdb Aphid News

The latest edition of AHDB Aphid News has been released (week ending 23 September):

    • Peach–potato aphids were captured in suction traps at seven sites, with numbers increasing at six sites (maximum of 4).
    • Single mealy cabbage aphids were captured at Gogarbank and Newcastle.
    • Willow-carrot aphids were captured at Dundee (13) and Silwood Park (1). No male individuals were captured.
    • A single black bean aphid was captured at each of 4 sites and 2 were captured at Gogarbank.
    • A single pea aphid was captured at Starcross.
    • A single currant-lettuce aphid was captured at Silwood Park.

    Pest update from Wellesbourne

    Between 25th and 28th September our 3 yellow water traps captured:

    • Cabbage root flies - 27 male and 13 female
    • Bean seed flies - 17
    • Pollen beetles - 6
    • Flea beetles - 85
    • Cabbage stem weevil - 2
    • Cabbage seed weevil - 0
    • Cabbage stem flea beetle - 10

    We caught no carrot flies on 3 sticky traps in our second sowing of carrots.

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

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


    September 25, 2018

    Pest update from Wellesbourne

    Between 21st and 25th September our 3 yellow water traps captured:

    • Cabbage root flies - 54 male and 23 female
    • Bean seed flies - 166
    • Pollen beetles - 10
    • Flea beetles - 35
    • Cabbage stem weevil - 1
    • Cabbage seed weevil - 0
    • Cabbage stem flea beetle - 2

    We caught 1 carrot fly on 3 sticky traps in our second sowing of carrots.

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

    There were 4 cabbage root fly eggs around our 15 brassica plants.


    September 21, 2018

    AHDB Aphid News

    The latest edition of AHDB Aphid News has been released (week ending 16 September):

    • Peach–potato aphids were captured in suction traps at Kirton (10), Hereford (2) and Starcross (1).
    • Mealy cabbage aphids were found at five sites. All of which were single aphids apart from Kirton (9).
    • Five willow-carrot aphids (Cavariella aegopodii) were captured at Kirton. No male individuals were found.
    • One potato aphid was cpatured at Hereford.
    • Black bean aphids were caught at York (1) and Broom's Barn (1).
    • Pea aphids were caught at Hereford (2) and Starcross (3).



    Pest update from Wellesbourne

    Between 18th and 21st September our 3 yellow water traps captured:

    • Cabbage root flies - 60 male and 13 female
    • Bean seed flies - 104
    • Pollen beetles - 6
    • Flea beetles - 30
    • Cabbage stem weevil - 0
    • Cabbage seed weevil - 0
    • Cabbage stem flea beetle - 2

    We caught 1 carrot fly on 3 sticky traps in our second sowing of carrots.

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

    There were 42 cabbage root fly eggs around our 15 brassica plants.


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