NY015 - Identification & control of garden weevil & whitefringed weevil in nursery situations

NY015 Identification & control of garden weevil & whitefringed weevil in nursery situations

A survey of 40 nurseries was undertaken to determine which species of weevils occurred in ornamentals, which were the most serious pests and also which were recognised by nursery staff as pests.
The nurseries all in the Melbourne area.  More than half of the nurseries (57%) surveyed had weevils in their stock, but only about one-quarter (27%) of nurseries believed that they had weevils present.  the weevils were not present in high numbers and so were not pests in most cases.