Industry representatives: Claire Donkin, C Donkin Ltd.
Geoffrey Smith, Mappleton Growers Ltd.
HDC total project cost: £15,880
Aims and objectives:
- Project aim(s):
To evaluate methyl jasmonate as a seed treatment to control aphids on protected edible crops.
- Project objective(s):
- To determine the effect of treating lettuce seed with methyl jasmonate on subsequent control of infestations of currant-lettuce aphid.
- 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.