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Emergency approval of Tutavir

Emergency approval of Tutavir

British tomato growers now have the opportunity to use the  biological product Tutavir® after CRD recently granted an emergency approval for a period in the 2024 season.

Emergency approval of Tutavir

British tomato growers now have the opportunity to use the  biological product Tutavir® after CRD recently granted an emergency approval for a period in the 2024 season.

What is biological control?

What is biological control?

A simple question to ask, but more complicated to answer. There is no single agreed definition of biological control and its interpretation will vary depending on who is asked. The...

What is biological control?

A simple question to ask, but more complicated to answer. There is no single agreed definition of biological control and its interpretation will vary depending on who is asked. The...

Why use Oak Processionary Moth traps?

Why use Oak Processionary Moth traps?

Pheromone monitoring traps are a key tool to understand the risk posed by a specific pest population. Oak Processionary Moth (OPM, Thaumetopoea processionea) is an invasive pest to the UK...

Why use Oak Processionary Moth traps?

Pheromone monitoring traps are a key tool to understand the risk posed by a specific pest population. Oak Processionary Moth (OPM, Thaumetopoea processionea) is an invasive pest to the UK...

Pheromone traps to detect invasive pests

Pheromone traps to detect invasive pests

Why monitor for invasive pests such as Emerald Ash Borer?The accidental introduction of species which are not native to the UK poses a risk to both our production industries and...

Pheromone traps to detect invasive pests

Why monitor for invasive pests such as Emerald Ash Borer?The accidental introduction of species which are not native to the UK poses a risk to both our production industries and...

Introduction to British pear growing

Introduction to British pear growing

Approximately 1,500 ha of pears for fresh consumption are grown in the UK. Of this, around 90% of the crop harvested is sold on the domestic market. As has been...

Introduction to British pear growing

Approximately 1,500 ha of pears for fresh consumption are grown in the UK. Of this, around 90% of the crop harvested is sold on the domestic market. As has been...

Why use pheromone monitoring traps in vineyards?

Why use pheromone monitoring traps in vineyards?

Pheromone monitoring traps are a key tool to understand the risk posed by a specific pest population and to support crop management decisions. Trap catch numbers can be directly linked...

Why use pheromone monitoring traps in vineyards?

Pheromone monitoring traps are a key tool to understand the risk posed by a specific pest population and to support crop management decisions. Trap catch numbers can be directly linked...