Industry representative: Harriet Duncalfe and Selchuck Kurtev
HDC project cost: £20,000
The overall aims are to conduct an impartial, comprehensive review of research and knowledge relevant to the control of vine weevil in susceptible protected and outdoor UK crops and to use this knowledge to design ‘best-practice’ Integrated Pest Management (IPM) protocols for control of the pest together with plans for effective communication of the information to growers in all relevant horticultural sectors.
1. Collate current knowledge of vine weevil biology and control and identify key gaps in understanding
2. Identify opportunities for the delivery of existing knowledge to support implementation
3. Design ‘best-practice’ IPM protocols suitable for implementation on susceptible crops in each relevant horticultural sector
4. Provide plans for communicating relevant knowledge and IPM protocols to growers in the relevant sectors
Interdependence of Objectives
The Objectives are all essential for achieving the overall aims of the project and the work plan has been planned logically to meet each Objective. The work in Objectives 1 and 2 will be done concurrently. The work in Objectives 3 and 4 will be guided by the results in Objectives 1 and 2 respectively.
Please note that where the final report for this work references a number of appendices - these are loaded up here separately below: