Movento must occupy the third position in a three-spray programme, behind application of flonicamid (Teppiki/Afinto) and acetamiprid (Insyst). Use will only be permitted once the following aphid thresholds have been reached:
- up to 12 true leaves: 5 green wingless aphids per 20 plants
- between 12 and 16 true leaves: 1 green wingless aphid per plant.
Growers are reminded to check the BBRO Aphid Survey Dashboard for indications of aphid pressure from monitoring sites across the growing area.
Controlling the threat of Virus Yellows
“Following a late, protracted drilling window and with aphids already in flight, access to a comprehensive, sustainable spray programme has never been more vital to control the threat posed by Virus Yellows,” says NFU Sugar board chair, Michael Sly.
“We welcome the approval for the use of Movento on non-Cruiser treated sugar beet to help mitigate the threat posed by a disease which in recent years has caused crop losses of up to 80%.
“Access to a comprehensive, sustainable spray programme has never been more vital to control the threat posed by Virus Yellows."
NFU Sugar board chair Michael Sly
“Led by the British Beet Research Organisation, the homegrown sugar industry continues to work hard to find viable, long-term solutions to Virus Yellows disease.”