This factsheet provides grower guidelines for rearing the predatory beetle Atheta coriaria on the nursery for reduced cost biological control of sciarid and shore flies, and for potential contribu
Seed-borne diseases occur sporadically on a wide range of ornamental crops. This factsheet lists some reported seed-borne diseases of major ornamentals grown in the UK.
Thrips are an important pest of ornamental bedding plants, pot plants and cut flowers. They cause direct feeding damage and some species can also transmit viruses.
Grey mould (Botrytis cinerea) can develop suddenly and unexpectedly on various cut flower and pot plant species throughout the supply chain resulting in significant wastage.