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Controlling Leatherjackets Field Lab, Wigtownshire, Late February (date TBC)

Controlling Leatherjackets Field Lab

Controlling Leatherjackets Field Lab, Wigtownshire, Late February (date TBC) *This field lab will be held as part of a wider Grazing Group meeting*

Leatherjackets can be devastating for cereal and grass crops. Dursban was the only chemical control available for leatherjackets, and it is now banned. So what’s the alternative?

This field lab will investigate if an alternative treatment is effective against leatherjackets. It will also investigate how knowledge of the lifecycle of the leatherjacket can be used to help control it.

Free of charge to farmers and land managers (£40.00 plus VAT to others).

Booking is essential as places will go quickly.

For further information please contact David on 07718 570 946 or dmichie@soilassociation.org

Funding for this activity is made available through the SRDP Knowledge Transfer and Innovation Fund (which is jointly funded by the Scottish Government and the European Union), with partner funding from Quality Meat Scotland, Forestry Commission Scotland, Innovative Farmers and The Prince of Wales’s Charitable Foundation.