Vegetable Research & Innovation

Integrated pest management (IPM) for lettuce – 12-month report to June 2003

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