Europe, UK, Ireland, Pests and Diseases, Seed

Fera to continue aphid monitoring of British seed potato crops

Fera Science Ltd in the UK announced that following consultation with existing customers and stakeholders, they are pleased to confirm that Fera will be providing its industry-critical aphid monitoring programme for the 2022 season, utilising the same reporting and alert platform as previous years.

Fera says on its website: “We are offering the same service, including up to 10 samples analysed per trap site. The service will include provision of a trap, provision of sample pots to return samples to us in, and provision of reply-paid envelopes. We will require your permission to publish results anonymously as is done currently and to map these as we do now. You can see how this is done here. You will have the option to opt in to this.”

The cost for this service will be £500 (exc. VAT) per trap site per season, payable in advance prior to submitting the first sample. You will be able to place orders for this service via our website and pay by card.

The original service, which started in 2004, was supported with levy board funding and Fera has been working with AHDB to coordinate a smooth transition into the forthcoming season.

If you have any questions about this service, please contact us at: [email protected].

Source: Fera Science Ltd

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