In-field aphid monitoring with yellow water traps – seed potatoes

Aphid Monitoring in Seed Potatoes

The Aphid Monitoring web shop is now open: 
https://www.fera.co.uk/aphid-monitoring-seed-potatoes.html 

Please note:

  • Please DO NOT complete the sample submission as requested when you have completed your purchase and in your purchase confirmation email. You will receive a separate email with a form to send us farm and field information. Please complete this before you send us your first sample.
  • Access to the website will be available from the beginning of April - you will receive all service details, including website access once the service has been purchased.

Following consultation with existing customers and stakeholders, we’re pleased to confirm that Fera will be providing its industry-critical aphid monitoring programme for the 2022 season utilising the same reporting and alert platform as previous years.

We are offering the same service, including up to 10 samples analysed per trap site. The service will include provision of a trap, provision of sample pots to return samples to us in, and provision of reply-paid envelopes. We will require your permission to publish results anonymously as is done currently and to map these as we do now. You can see how this is done here. You will have the option to opt in to this. Only people who are paying for the service will have access to the website.

The cost for this service will be £500 (exc. VAT) per trap site per season, payable in advance prior to submitting the first sample. You will be able to place orders for this service via our website and pay by card.

The original service, which started in 2004, was supported with levy board funding and we have been working with AHDB to coordinate a smooth transition into the forthcoming season.

If you have any questions about this service, please contact us at: aphidmon@fera.co.uk.

Read our Q&A document:

Aphid Monitoring Q&A PDF