NJ7055 : Swedes under netting to control Cabbage Root Fly

near to Muirden, Aberdeenshire, Great Britain

Swedes under netting to control Cabbage Root Fly
Swedes under netting to control Cabbage Root Fly
I stopped to photograph this netting because I was not familiar with the use of textile covers like this over root crops. The farmer told us that it is used to control Cabbage Root Fly in swedes. I found more information from Scottish Agricultural College LinkExternal link which tells us: "Lightweight fleece textile covers were originally developed to advance maturity of vegetable crops. For organic growers they have the additional benefit of excluding air borne pests. Durable nettingcovers were specifically developed for pest control. They have been adopted on a large scale bygrowers of culinary swede to meet a dearth of synthetic pesticides for cabbage root fly." One supplier is Wondermesh LinkExternal link .
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2007
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Date Taken
Thursday, 13 September, 2007   (more nearby)
Submitted
Saturday, 15 September, 2007
Geographical Context
Lowlands  Farm, Fishery, Market Gardening 
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Swede 
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Crops   (more nearby)
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! NJ 700 556 [100m precision]
WGS84: 57:35.3714N 2:30.1369W
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OSGB36: geotagged! NJ 700 556
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