Pest update from Wellesbourne
When the water traps in the 2019 swede plot were checked today there were:
- 2 male and 3 female cabbage root flies
- 70 bean seed flies
- 1 flea beetle
- 136 pollen beetles
- 2 cabbage stem weevils
- 0 cabbage stem flea beetles
- 0 cabbage seed weevils
There were 4 carrot flies on the 3 sticky traps in the new plot for 2019.
No cabbage root fly eggs were laid between 10 and 14 June (around 15 plants).
15 diamond-back moths were captured. No moths were captured in our other pheromone traps (turnip moth, silver Y moth, cabbage moth, diamond-back moth). There are 2 traps for each species.
We also caught 28 diamond-back moths on the carrot fly traps. There was a large influx of moths into the UK on 12th June.