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Technical Guides

This is an index of topical publications on a range of mostly technical issues.

Please Note: Technical information relating to specific products can be found on their respective product pages in the catalogue.

A Practical IPM Guide to Controlling Vine Weevil on Ornamental Nurseries:

  • Understanding the pest
  • What to look for
  • When to act
  • What control options are available
  • An example programme for control
Black vine weevil (Otiorynchus sulcatus) is one of the most serious pests seen on ornamental nurseries. As a native species it is endemic to the whole of the British Isles and can be commonly found in woodlands and hedgerows. As such it is a constant threat, especially in HNS, as adults can arrive on site from any number of sources and establish a population.

Once on site numbers can build rapidly over a year or two, and if not kept in check can cause considerable damage. This practical guide is intended to give growers an overview of the options and tools they can use to deal with vine weevils before they become a problem.

     View Guide on Vine Weevil Control
     View the 2016 Update

Please Note:
Technical information relating to specific Biological control products can be found on the relevant Biocontrol control pages.