Saddle gall midge
Taking an integrated approach will be crucial for the future control of saddle gall midge as, unlike orange wheat blossom midge, there are no approved chemical control options, nor cereal varieties offering tolerance. That’s because from this month (1 April), the only permitted use of chlorpyrifos will be the protected brassica seedling drench treatment applied via an automated gantry sprayer. However, saddle gall midge has kept a low profile in recent years, giving us time to come up with other measures […]