Mangold fly on sugar beet leaf© Blackthorn Arable
Sugar beet crops across Europe have been subjected to increased attacks from mangold fly in recent seasons, and new research aims to help growers control the pest. In Britain, the attacks have been localised and confined to coastal areas of East Anglia, and Prime Agriculture agronomist Peter Riley says he has seen yield losses as a result over the past two seasons. The fly, also known as beet leaf miner, becomes active in April and early May and lays eggs […]