Bush Telegraph

Pea weevil control working

- By GRANT BOSTON (Liaison Pea weevil Response MPI)

The response is well on the way to eradicatin­g pea weevil, but the Controlled Area Notice currently in place, which affects Pahiatua southwards to Wairarapa, remains in force.

Surveillan­ce of all trap crops in the Wairarapa has been completed, and there were no pea weevil trapped or detected. Recommenda­tions for the 2019/20 season from the Technical Advisory Group will be presented at the upcoming governance meeting.

The Controlled Area Notice remains in force. Please remind friends and neighbours that growing peas or moving pea straw into the Wairarapa is still prohibited.

■ If you see growing peas or seeds for sale please call 0800 80 99 66.

 ??  ?? What a pea weevil looks like.
What a pea weevil looks like.

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