Vegetable Research & Innovation

Integrated pest and disease management (IPM) for outdoor lettuce - final report

A project was initiated to develop and implement an integrated pest management (IPM) programme for the control of insect pests and plant disease in outdoor lettuce to counter concerns about unsustainable crop protection practices and to control the new insect pest, lettuce aphid (LA), Nasonovia ribisnigri. The goal was to maximise non-pesticide controls while maintaining the efficacy of available and new pesticides.