Teagasc Crop Report

Cereal pests

Cereal pests

Friday 16th October 2020
(Updated Monday 19th October 2020)
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Aphids

Aphids

Aphids are a major pest of cereals where there are the vector of BYDV. Yield losses of 3.7t/ha has been recorded in Teagasc winter barley experiments. Integrated Pest Management (IPM) techniques are central to pest management and to reduce crop loss. Cultural control techniques are foremost in pest management as pesticide options are reducing due to product revocations and increasing resistance issues.  

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