This pest can transmit a range of diseases.
Pests & Diseases
Beat the bugs by staying up to date with our plant pest and disease alerts and factsheets on the most common threats.
Pest & Disease Factsheets
Be alert to prevent damage from these pathogens.
Numerous conifer species are potentially at risk.
Black vine weevil (Otiorhynchus sulcatus) is a serious pest of ornamental nursery stock. The adults feed on susceptible plant foliage, leaving notched edges, and the larvae feed on roots.
Eelworms can carry viruses and cause damage by feeding on ornamental crops.
The threat to ornamental crops is on the increase.
HW's pest & disease bulletin delivers a monthly round-up of news, information, products and research developments relating to the battle against pests and diseases.
Pest & Disease News
- Predatory mite launched
- New control identified for brown rot disease
- Virus behind decline of UK bumblebees
- Just three per cent of Wales' Phytophthora-infected larch felled
- European Union ban on worst invasive species moves closer as draft legislation gains approval
- Jersey potatoes hit by rainy conditions
- Trials show insect trap colour can improve efficiency
- Plum moth breaks onto garden pest list
- Cherry disease poses threat
- Downy mildew control updated
- Cash, water and pesticide wasted by inefficient sprayers
- Wet weather raises disease fears
- Studies uncover threat to pest predator
- Winter Forum delegates alerted to potato disease threat
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