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Pea Moth

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Pea moth forecasts have resumed for 2018, although no pea moths have been caught to date (23 May 2018).

A spray date can be obtained below based on a computer prediction, 3 - 4 days after reaching a threshold in traps.

Traps should be placed in pea crops in mid-May and monitored three times each week. When 10 or more moths are caught in either trap on two consecutive occasions monitoring of temperature should commence to predict your spray date. Threshold dates may vary for different regions and it is important to monitor populations in your region to accurately predict spray date. Timing of sprays is related to egg development and this is affected by temperature. Control of the larvae must be carried out following egg-hatch and before they reach the pod, and the monitoring system will accurately predict this.

On the predicted spray date, crops which are at the first pod set stage or which have flowered should be sprayed, but later crops should only be sprayed when they reach first pod set. Crops with green pods are susceptible to damage. A second application should be applied 10-14 days later.

Spray Date For Regions

Threshold Date from your trap catches East S. East S. West E. Midlands W. Midlands Wales North Borders
14 May 02 Jun 02 Jun 01 Jun 01 Jun  31 May  01 Jun   02 Jun 02 Jun 
16 May 04 Jun 03 Jun 03 Jun 04 Jun 03 Jun 04 Jun 04 Jun 04 Jun
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