Developing integrated management controls for pear sucker

Pear growers find it increasingly difficult to control pear sucker with the diminishing number of crop protection products available to them. This factsheet outlines the results of a Defra Horticulture LINK research project which sought to develop novel approaches to control. You can read about:

  • Identification of pear sucker
  • The damage it causes to pear
  • Novel approaches to control harnessing naturally occurring beneficial insects

This information was last updated in 2012