Each year insects cause significant damage to crops through virus transmission or feeding damage. Understanding the risks to your crops allows you to make informed decisions on when to treat your crops and to be more targeted with your pest management. Fera's Insect Monitoring Service helps potato, salad, carrot and winter oil seed rape growers to increase yield whilst reducing costs.
Demonstrate to your customers a commitment to quality management practices and your environmental responsibility.
Understand when your crops are at risk allowing you to make informed decisions on spray timing.
Insect monitoring provides you with the information you need to assess virus transmission risk specifically for your field. This allows you to target your crop management, reducing virus transmission risk and manage insecticide resistance over time.
Insect monitoring provides you with the information you need to assess the risk of virus transmission specifically for your field. You can use this information in a number of ways to help you to reduce virus transmission and increase the value of your crop:
We send you all the equipment that is needed, including water trap, sample pots and return envelopes. It takes just a few minutes to collect the sample. Your results, including a cumulative risk index, are sent to you by email or fax - your choice. You will receive your results the same day we receive your sample. Costs per site are around £280 for a ten week growing season.
Seed potato growers, carrot growers and salad growers in the UK and Europe are benefiting from our service year after year by making decisions based on results for their own fields.
We also provide the national yellow water trap aphid monitoring programme in seed potatoes for AHDB Potatoes. You can find more information via their Online Toolbox.
For OSR crops use our Insect Monitoring in OSR order form
For carrot or parsnip crops use our Insect Monitoring in Carrots and Parsnips order form
For all other crops use our Insect Monitoring order form
Why not download our latest price list on Insect Monitoring - it's not just limited to Oil Seed Rape, but can also be used for seed potato, carrot, salad and pea growers across the UK to mitigate these risks with a more targeted approach to pest management.
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