Monday, 19 April 2010

Pollen Beetle

Pollen Beetle - Цветоед рапсовый - (Meligethes aeneus) has now emerged on oilseed rape and under the current dry conditions will rapidly increase. The numbers are relatively low at the moment, half a dozen or so per plant but as plants are very backwards the effect will be much more significant. We need to get an insecticide on pretty sharpish.

Pollen Beetle emerge when the soil reaches 10 degrees C, last year they emerged on 8th April so about a week behind at the moment.

And the Cranes are back, although they might be Storks!