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  • Agri-Tech Catalyst project investigates new system to control beetles

    Pea and bean weevil and bruchid beetle are common pests in UK legumes, impacting on both yield and quality. Great progress has been made in control of bruchid beetle damage in recent years, but weevil attacks have become more difficult to control despite chemical interventions.
    In this collaborative project, supported by the Agri-Tech Catalyst, the use of a biological control agent and more targeted use of conventional crop protection is being investigated in an attempt to control beetle pests.

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