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Vine weevil control demonstration and trial for soil grown strawberries



Vine Weevil control demonstration and trial for soil grown strawberries

Bionema would like to remind you about this important event which will reveal in real time the results of our soil based large scale field grown strawberry trial assessing the efficacy of different commercially available products such as nematopTM, nemasys L, Met52G bioinsecticide and their combinations.

Exciting new technologies for the control of black vine weevil are also being trialled, including a wetting agent, new Met52 oil dilution formulation and encapsulated nematode formulation.

Soft fruit growers will get the first-hand experience of this efficacy trial, conditions and setup as well as seeing results unfold – in real time – in front of them on commercial products they may already be using.

New, as yet not on the market, technologies will also be compared.

More than 16 different treatments are being assessed; including entomopathogenic nematodes, bioinsecticides and wetting agents at Pennoxstone Court, Kings Caple, Hereford, by kind permission of Mr Neil Cockburn, a soft fruit grower.

A trial walk will demonstrate all the treatments, with more details available in a handout on the day. The benefit of each treatment for soil and substrate fruit growing, and how they can be part of your farm IPM, will be discussed.

We would like to welcome you to a fully participative event that invites discussion of on-farm techniques.

To reserve your space at this event please email Alternatively, you can reach on 01792 606916.

]Bionema Limited is a product testing and developing company based within Swansea University

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How to get to the site

Directions from The New Harp Inn Hoarwithy, Hereford, HR2 6QH. Drive towards Hereford, turn first right (before you ascend hill) towards Kings Caple, you will cross the river. The trial is approximately 1/2mile beyond the river on this road. The entrance will be clearly marked with a poster. Parking will be in the field itself and on the side of the road nearby.

Programme for the day

Vine weevil control demonstration and trial for soil grown strawberries

Event date and time
Thursday 13th October 2016

Pennoxstone Court, Kings Caple, Herefordshire, HR1 4TX

11.00Arrival and Welcome
(Neil Cockburn, Pennoxstone Court, Kings Caple, HR)
11.10Agenda for the trial assessment and introduction to the vine weevil control in field grown strawberry
11.20Trial assessment demonstration at trial site
Field trial comparing different products applied alone or in combination with or without wetting agents against vine weevil in field grown strawberry (Led by Dr Minshad A Ansari, Bionema)
14.00Met52OD formulation
(Dr Paul Sopp, Fargro)
14.10Accelerator, a soil conditioner
(Jack Ingle, Oro Agri)
14.20Nematode encapsulation
(Jean Antoine/Stephane Lepifre, Laboratoire Meiners – Micro Capsule Concepts, Switzerland)
14.30General discussion
16.00End of the program

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