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Controlling Leatherjackets Field Lab

Controlling Leatherjackets

Whithorn, Dumfries and Galloway, Thursday 18th May, 2-4.30pm

Leatherjackets can be a devastating crop pest, and ‘Dursban’, the chemical that was used to control them, is now banned. 

So what’s the alternative?

This field lab is investigating whether a garlic-based treatment is effective against leatherjackets, as well as cultural control at different lifecycle stages. 

You can read more about the trial so far here.

Free of charge to farmers, growers and land managers and £40 + VAT to others. 

Book online, call Jane on 0131 666 2474, or email.

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