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The effect of jasmonic acid seed treatment on aphid control in lettuce and herb crops

Research

PE 012a - The effect of jasmonic acid seed treatment on aphid control in lettuce and herb crops

Start Date: 
01/06/2014
Completion Date: 
01/12/2014
Project Leader: 
Dr Rosemary Collier, University of Warwick
Code: 
PE 012a

Industry representatives: Claire Donkin, C Donkin Ltd.

                                              Geoffrey Smith, Mappleton Growers Ltd.

HDC total project cost: £15,880

 

Aims and objectives:

  1. Project aim(s):

 

To evaluate methyl jasmonate as a seed treatment to control aphids on protected edible crops.

 

  1. Project objective(s):

 

  1. To determine the effect of treating lettuce seed with methyl jasmonate on subsequent control of infestations of currant-lettuce aphid.
  2. To determine the effect of treating parsley seed with methyl jasmonate on subsequent control of infestations of hawthorn parsley aphid and on the performance of introduced biocontrol agents.