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Integrated control strategies for (non-aphid) pests of cereals and other combinable crops - AR0307

Description
Project Code: AR0307

Funded By Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs

Lead Research Centre
ADAS Rosemaund
Preston Wynne
Hereford

Abstract of Research Proposal

Prompted by the concerns that further withdrawal or reduced commercial availability of some broad spectrum treatments may reduce any incidental control of certain less widespread or minor pests. The project would conduct preliminary (desk and pilot studies) consideration of integrated approaches that could be used to prevent periodic resurgence and act as a baseline to `lever` supplementary applied work from HGCA or industry. In the first instance, occasional pests such as wheat blossom midge or regional/rotational system pests such as wireworm may be priorities.

The project addresses the specific MAFF policy objective to assist in the development of efficient markets by assisting farmers to produce safe food whilst caring for the environment in sustainable systems. The project addresses two scientific objectives in support of this policy of improving the guidance on integrated crop management methods including better targeting of pesticide use and to provide support for R & D into controlling pests in arable crops using new approaches which reduce dependence conventional chemical insecticides and molluscicides.

Summary of Objectives

1. To review the current and future importance of non aphid pests of combinable crops and identify trends in agriculture likely to influence them by the end of March 2001.
2. To consider the potential for the integrated control of non-aphid pests of combinable crops and make recommendations on strategies suitable for promotion to the industry and any further research needed to establish systems by the end of March 2002.
3. To carry out pilot evaluation studies where necessary to clarify the economic impact, decision support requirements and natural control levels by the end of March 2003.
4. To provide an evaluation of the cost to British agriculture of non-aphid pests and the cost implications of control restrictions by the end of March 2003.

Executive Summary of Final Report
Project not complete

Funding
£150,000

Start Date: 01/04/00
Completion date: 31/03/03

Objective
1. To review the current and future importance of non aphid pests of combinable crops and identify trends in agriculture likely to influence them

2. To consider the potantial for the integrated control of non-aphid pests of combinable crops and make recommendations on strategies suitable for promotion to the industry and any further research needed to establish systems

3. To carry out pilot evlautaion studies where necessary to clarify the economic impact, deceion support requirements and natural control levels

4. To provide an evalutaion of the cost to British agriculture of non-aphid pests and the cost implications of control restrictions
Project Documents
• Final Report : Integrated control strategies for (non-aphid) pests of cereals and other combinable crops   (148k)
Time-Scale and Cost
From: 2000

To: 2003

Cost: £203,000
Contractor / Funded Organisations
ADAS UK Ltd.
Keywords
Arable Farming              
Cereal Production              
Farming              
Sustainable Production              
Fields of Study
Arable Crops