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Monitoring carrot fly at Wellesbourne

We will be monitoring our carrot fly population at Wellesbourne this year.

Date Total number of carrot flies on 3 traps  
  Overwintered carrots Spring-sown carrots
18 Jun 24   3
14 Jun 24   2
11 Jun 24   3
7 Jun 24   2
4 Jun 24   14
31 May 24   14
28 May 24   17
24 May 24   10
21 May 24 6 57
17 May 24 12  
14 May 24 29  
10 May 24 43  
7 May 24 47  
3 May 24 35  
30 Apr 24 15  
26 Apr 24 2  
23 Apr 24 0  
16 Apr 24 0  
9 Apr 24 0  
2 Apr 24 0  
26 Mar 24 0  
19 Mar 24 0  
12 Mar 24 0  
5 Mar 24 0  
 
   

We've evaluated commercially-available SMART traps to monitor carrot fly as part of the EU Horizon 2020 SmartProtect H2020 – IPM THEMATIC NETWORK (smartprotect-h2020.eu) The trap surface can be photographed at set times and viewed online.