Get ready for pest monitoring, advises PGRO

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Written by Charlotte Cunningham

The Processors and Growers Research Organisation (PGRO) has issued new advice to help growers understand the importance of measuring pest populations before any decisions are made on insecticides. Charlotte Cunningham reports. Ahead of the trapping season, the PGRO has produced a new masterclass video to help growers understand how to trap and assess pest populations. The key advice is that using a range of preventative tools will be crucial for farmers looking to reduce cases of pea and bean weevil, pea moth, and silver Y moth this spring, while finding more sustainable ways of farming in line with new agricultural policy, according to the PGRO’s research and development manager Dr Becky Howard. Becky says trapping should be part of an integrated approach to pest management, and pulse growers should get their traps in place as soon as possible. “Use of rotation, cultivation, drilling timing, good sanitation and forecasting are all options that farmers can take advantage of to prevent damage caused by pests and reducing the need for spraying”, she explains. Pea and bean weevil The first pest that pulse growers should be on the lookout for is pea and bean weevil, says Becky. “The first signs of pea and…
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