Flea beetle 2020 their absence this August

tw15

Member
Location
DORSET
They were about in the spring and early summer but now hardly any about for the last 3 weeks have to really look hard to find a shot hole in turnips or even next doors rape . I have a feeling they must of hitched a ride up north with Brisel if so thanks mate i will buy you a pint oneday .
 

DanniAgro

Member
They were about in the spring and early summer but now hardly any about for the last 3 weeks have to really look hard to find a shot hole in turnips or even next doors rape . I have a feeling they must of hitched a ride up north with Brisel if so thanks mate i will buy you a pint oneday .
Presumably you had quite a few in the last couple of years?
 

Mc115reed

Member
Livestock Farmer
They were about in the spring and early summer but now hardly any about for the last 3 weeks have to really look hard to find a shot hole in turnips or even next doors rape . I have a feeling they must of hitched a ride up north with Brisel if so thanks mate i will buy you a pint oneday .

Waiting for your crop too look the best youv ever grown before they go on a feeding frenzy
 

Badshot

Member
Location
Kent
I've noticed less insects all round this year.
Normally my dogs get plagued by biting flies on the tips of their ears, nothing this year.
Hardly any bruchid either.
No wobm, aphids, not at problem levels.
 
whatever ever the flea beetle season
when we have had summers this wet the following years rape has never been good just too wet now after 10 inches in the summer
on heavy land rape now would only need a wet week in the winter to severly reduce the yield irispective of cultivations
free draining soil may have a chance
 

Boysground

Member
Mixed Farmer
Location
Wiltshire
Walked mine yesterday. Been in the ground 10 days. 1st true leaves coming and not 1 hole. Crap weather since it was planted means it’s not had pre em or the usual N yet but looks ok.

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Longneck

Member
Any body seeing signs of slugs yet? Must be plenty of them around. I’ve noticed a little bit of damage yesterday so will get some pellets on ASAP.
Only been drilled 10 days and just waiting for a dose of digestate to go on.
 

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Man fined £300 for bonfire-related waste offences

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Written by William Kellett from Agriland

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A man has pleaded guilty at Newtownards Magistrates’ Court to waste offences relating to a bonfire next to the electrical sub-station on the Circular Road in Newtownards, Co. Down.

Gareth Gill (51) of Abbot’s Walk, Newtownards pleaded guilty to two charges under the Waste and Contaminated Land (Northern Ireland) Order 1997, for which he was fined £150 each and ordered to pay a £15 offender’s levy

On June 25, 2018, PSNI officers went to Gill’s yard, where they found a large amount of waste consisting of scrap wood, pallets, carpet and underlay.

Discussion with Northern Ireland Environment Agency (NIEA) officers confirmed the site...
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