April 19, 2019

AHDB Aphid News

The latest edition of AHDB Aphid News has been released. Between 8 and 14 April one potato aphid was captured at Writtle and one pea aphid at Silwood Park (Ascot).


Update from Wellesbourne

We're now checking the water traps twice a week.

When the water traps were checked at Wellesbourne yesterday (18 April) there were:

  • 258 male and 24 femaie cabbage root flies
  • 47 bean seed flies
  • 8 flea beetles
  • 175 pollen beetles
  • 21 cabbage stem weevils
  • 2 cabbage stem flea beetles

There was 1 carrot fly on the sticky traps.

We are now also sampling for cabbage root flies eggs (15 cauliflower plants). 17 eggs were laid between 15 and 18 April.


April 16, 2019

Update from Wellesbourne

We have now started checking the water traps twice a week.

When the water traps were checked at Wellesbourne on 11th April there were:

  • 20 male and 4 femaie cabbage root flies
  • 33 bean seed flies
  • 5 flea beetles
  • 45 pollen beetles

When all the traps were checked at Wellesbourne on 15th April there were:

  • 90 male and 7 femaie cabbage root flies
  • 83 bean seed flies
  • 7 flea beetles
  • 59 pollen beetles
  • 5 cabbage stem weevils
  • 2 cabbage stem flea beetles

There were 4 carrot flies on the sticky traps.

We are now also sampling for cabbage root flies eggs (15 cauliflower plants). None were laid up to 15th April.


April 14, 2019

AHDB Aphid News

The latest edition of AHDB Aphid News has been released.

It is still a bit early for flights by the pest aphids of vegetable and salad crops and only one potato aphid was captured in the suction trap network during the week up to 7 April – at Preston.


April 10, 2019

Update from Wellesbourne

When the traps were checked at Wellesbourne on 9th April there were:

  • 20 male and 5 femaie cabbage root flies
  • 305 bean seed flies
  • 9 flea beetles
  • 2 cabbage stem flea beetles
  • 2 cabbage stem weevils
  • 88 pollen beetles
  • No carrot flies

April 06, 2019

Latest 'news'

The first AHDB Aphid News has been issued. To date one potato aphid has been captured in the suction trap at Starcross and one willow-carrot aphid has been captured in each of the traps at Writtle and Starcross.

When the traps were checked at Wellesbourne on 2nd April there were:

  • 24 bean seed flies
  • 32 flea beetles
  • 2 cabbage stem flea beetle
  • 110 cabbage stem weevils
  • 894 pollen beetles
  • 1 carrot fly

March 26, 2019

Update from Wellesbourne

The traps were checked today. In 3 yellow water traps there were:

  • 33 bean seed flies
  • 862 pollen beetles
  • 8 flea beetles
  • 10 cabbage stem weevils
  • 1 cabbage stem flea beetle

There were no carrot flies on any of the 3 sticky traps.


March 19, 2019

Update from Wellesbourne

The traps were checked today. In 3 yellow water traps there were:

  • 26 bean seed flies
  • 6 pollen beetles
  • 1 flea beetle
  • 1 cabbage stem flea beetle

there were no carrot flies on any of the 3 sticky traps.


March 12, 2019

Not much caught today!

The water traps were checked today - only 8 bean seed flies and one flea beetle in 3 traps. No carrot flies.


March 06, 2019

First water trap captures of the year

We put 3 yellow water traps out near some overwintered swedes on 26th February. Yesterday, when the traps were emptied, we found:

  • 6 bean seed flies
  • 43 pollen beetles
  • 6 flea beetles
  • 2 cabbage stem flea beetles
  • 14 cabbage stem weevils

No carrot flies yet.


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