With a third generation of Diamond Back Moth (DBM) expected to emerge any day, Selchuk Kurtev, IPM manager at Certis, urges growers to maintain ongoing vigilance.
As a species that lays eggs and develops rapidly, it’s imperative that growers continue to monitor levels and be prepared for a third generation of DBM that could land imminently.
DBM can still come in later in the season, and with autumn planting now taking place, particularly for brassica crops, it’s important not to become complacent.
IPM programmes need to be robust enough to protect crops through to the point of sale in the spring, and therefore, ongoing protection is vital. As is alternating between biologicals and conventional chemistry and utilising new modes of action where possible, such as Agree 50 WG.
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