Pest update from Wellesbourne
Between Friday and today we found the following:
On 3 sticky traps:
- 13 carrot flies
In 3 water traps in a plot of swedes.
- 0 male cabbage root fly and 1 female
- 1 bean seed fly
- 5 pollen beetles
- 1 cabbage stem flea beetle
We have stopped sampling for cabbage root fly eggs.
We caught 4 silver Y moths in our pheromone traps. It is unlikely that silver Y moths caught at this time of year will cause any damage to crops. More information on what they do in winter can be found here: http://www.pnas.org/content/109/37/14924.full.pdf