Objective: This Operational Group will test integrated pest management (IPM) strategies to control leatherjackets to below economically damaging levels on grassland farms. To do this the group will consider how leatherjacket populations respond to sward age, grazing strategies, soil conditions, weather conditions, biotic factors etc. and investigate how various agronomical activities impact on these populations. The feasibility of linking these IPM strategies to a weather-based prediction service will also be considered. (600 max)… Read More