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VIDEO - Emergency Vine Weevil Summit Panel Debate

VIDEO - Emergency Vine Weevil Summit Panel Debate

An Emergency Vine Weevil Summit was hosted at the Thenford estate near Banbury on Tuesday 12 July 2016.

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Pest & disease Factsheet - Whiteflies

Pest & disease Factsheet - Whiteflies

Whiteflies are sap-sucking insects that can be found in high numbers on protected crops such as tomatoes, cucumbers, peppers, chrysanthemum, fuchsia, abutilon and gerbera. They can also attack outdoor crops including brassicas.

Pest & disease Factsheet - Powdery mildew

Pest & disease Factsheet - Powdery mildew

Accurate identification is key to tackling this serious plant disease.

Pest & Disease Management - Beetles

Pest & Disease Management - Beetles

There are more than a million beetle species, pests and beneficials, such as ladybirds, rove beetles and ground beetles. Depending on the species, adults can cause as much damage to ornamental plants and turf as larvae.