This Crop Walkers’ Guide is aimed at assisting growers, agronomists and their staff in the vital task of monitoring crops. It is designed for use in the field to help with accurate identification of pests, diseases, nutrient deficiencies and disorders within a crop.
Images of key stages in the life cycles of pests and diseases are included along with short easy-to-read comments to help with identification.
This guide does not offer any advice on the measures available for controlling these pests or diseases as both chemical active ingredients and their approvals frequently change. However, having identified a particular pest or disease in their crop, growers should refer to other AHDB Horticulture publications that contain information on a range of control measures.
To support the Crop Walkers' Guide, four posters are also available to provide a quick and easy reference of the most common pests and diseases for peas and beans: