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A phenology-perceptive integrated biocontrol program for large raspberry aphid control


Project objectives

With a lack of effective control measures available for large raspberry aphid under glass and polythene structures, UK growers need effective biocontrol measures for the pest. NIAB scientists will test a strategy to deploy Micromus angulatus (brown lacewing) for predation of aphid eggs and spring hatching female aphids, when temperatures are still low. They also aim to develop an optimal parasitoid species mix which will spread uniformly across the plantation, whilst investigating novel ways of spreading Chrysoperla carnea (green lacewing) across plantations to control hot-spot outbreaks of aphids.

Lead Researcher: Francis Wamonje
Industry: Fruit
Industry partners: Rumwood Green Farm
Topic: Crop protection (pests, diseases and weeds)
Funded by: Growing Kent & Medway
Project start date: May-2023
Project end date: Apr-2025