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Course details

Pear sucker management
Designed for
Individuals who want to effectively control pear sucker through best practice Integrated Pest Management techniques. This course is relevant to pear growers and agronomists.
Entry requirement
An intermediate course best suited to those involved in pear growing and crop husbandry.
Dates and locations
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£225 + VAT
One day classroom-based module, including field walk
CPD points
6 BASIS; NRoSo to be awarded

Classroom module 1 (most of day) – Control of pear sucker

  • Biology and lifecycle of the pest and key natural enemies
  • How to estimate pear sucker numbers in orchards 
  • Practical methods of estimating key natural enemy numbers   
  • How to respond to the different life stages of the pest 
  • Advice on control to gradually reduce populations of the pest in the long term 
  • Protocol and monitoring sheet for pear sucker and natural enemy monitoring
  • Excel monitoring sheet and population chart


Field demonstration (1 hour) – Control of pear sucker

  • Demonstrate monitoring technique 
  • Enable participants to practice monitoring whilst with entomologists 
  • One-to-one discussions on pear growers own situation

Trainers are accredited by ARTIS

 Participants receive an ARTIS Accredited Certificate