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A review of research to address carrot fly (Psila rosae) control in the UK
- Collier, R., Finch, S.
- Bulletin OEPP 2009 v.39 no.2 pp. 121-127
- Psila rosae, carrots, celery, control methods, crop management, crops, insecticides, integrated pest management, parsley, parsnips, pests, varietal resistance, United Kingdom
- Carrot fly (Psila rosae) is a serious pest of umbelliferous crops such as carrot, parsnip, celery and parsley. Carrot fly has been studied in the UK for more than 60 years. Whilst some of these studies have been focused on insecticides, others have demonstrated the potential for non-insecticidal methods of control that might contribute to an integrated pest management strategy. These include rotation and spatial separation of susceptible crops; carrot varieties with partial resistance to carrot fly; and crop management strategies to avoid oviposition or the development of severe damage. This paper outlines some of the approaches that have been taken and indicates how these are, or might be, used in practice.