AgPest Alert – 22nd September

Clover root weevil an issue?

Region: Northland, Auckland, Bay of Plenty, Waikato, Gisborne, Hawke’s Bay, Taranaki, Manawatu-Whanganui, Wellington, Nelson-Tasman, Marlborough, Canterbury, West Coast, Otago, Southland.

If clover root weevil is an issue in your area, pasture renewal should incorporate a non-clover break crop. This weevil cannot survive in the absence of clover so a clover-free break crop provides a temporary weevil-free environment that will allow clover seedlings to establish before the weevil reinvades. This will also reduce plant nematodes, plant pathogens and weeds and benefit the new pasture.


Watch for clover flea damage

Region: Northland, Auckland, Waikato, Bay of Plenty

Watch for clover flea damage to clover and treat early if required to maximise effectiveness.

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