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Controlling pests

Pests can lead to costly damage and losses in crops. Some of the industry’s most devastating crop pests include slugs, cabbage stem flea beetle, potato cyst nematode and aphids.

Get the last news here on the pest risk this season and practical advice on controlling them in cereals, sugar beet and potato crops.



Biocontrol – will the holy grail become reality?

Video: Ultimate guide to good slug pellet application

The ultimate guide to crop disease and pest forecasting tools

Online training – Handling pesticides

Video: How to calibrate your slug pellet spreader

Why aphid testing is crucial in fight against crop viruses


Advice and tips

How to monitor and treat the most troublesome crop pests

The best cultivation techniques to cut slug damage

How to recognise and fight virus-carrying aphids in OSR

Potato cyst nematode: Six ways to reduce pest numbers

How to counter the rising leaf miner threat in sugar beet

5 easy steps to tackling bruchid beetle damage

How to cut flea beetle risk in oilseed rape this autumn

How to reduce pest pressure in autumn-sown reseeds