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Mice or weevils?RSS feed

Posted: Monday 3 May, 2004

by Dan at 8:18pm in Growing No comments Add your own

Nibbled peasSomething has been eating our broad bean and pea seedlings. It's not a problem we've ever had before in the raised beds, and the only damage this year is happening in the new veg patch where the pigs were last year - the sugar snaps in the raised beds are unaffected.

I was convinced it was mice or some other small mammal - I've found many under stones and in overgrown areas of the garden before, and Cas certainly leaves the remains of enough around the place to know there is a fair population. But tonight Rosemary saw a bit in Scottish Farmer which says that incidence of pea and bean weevil is on the increase.

Now, this could be a cynical reaction but I'm not swayed. The source of the report? The insecticide product manager at a large agro-chem company....

If anyone can positively identify the culprit I'd been very grateful.

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