How does the aphid monitoring scheme work?

Step 1

Picture of a water trap starter pack

We send you a water trap complete with sample pots and instructions.

Step 2

Picture of a water trap in a field of potatoes

Set up your water trap at canopy height in your crop.

Step 3

Picture of sieving contents of a water trap through muslin

Once a week, sieve the trap contents through the muslin provided.

Step 4

Picture of an aphid sample pot and envelope

Put the muslin & insects into
a sample pot and post it to us at Fera.


The results of the identification are then swiftly returned to you by e-mail with a vector pressure index.