Fera destroys willows as part of sampling for longhorn beetle

Wyevale East lost nine willow plants to the Food & Environment Research Agency's (FERA) destructive sampling policy this week as it looked for signs of longhorn beetle in the wake of the Boskoop outbreak.

Wyevale East lost nine willows in sampling. Image: Wyevale East
Wyevale East lost nine willows in sampling. Image: Wyevale East

Nursery director Richard McKenna said the company had switched its Acer supplier away from Boskoop three years ago and had only lost £70. FERA plant health team member Richard McIntosh led the British delegation at the European Plant Health meeting in Brussels this week.


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