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Spittlebug Survey

Jenny_AsterJenny_Aster In the Cambs FensPosts: 527

Scientists are asking for your help. They are worried that the spittlebug foam could be a carrier of a pathogen that's decimating plants in Italy. For now scientists need to map areas where this foam is mostly concentrated.

https://www.rhs.org.uk/science/help-our-research/spittlebug-survey
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  • DovefromaboveDovefromabove Central Norfolk UKPosts: 79,303
    “I am not lost, for I know where I am. But however, where I am may be lost.” Winnie the Pooh







  • PalustrisPalustris Posts: 3,894
    and the problem they are supposed to pass on is not in Britain (yet).
  • DovefromaboveDovefromabove Central Norfolk UKPosts: 79,303
    As I understand it, the purpose of the survey was to map the incidence of spittle bugs, so that if/when xyella makes it here, the areas where it might spread most rapidly were already known so preventive measures can be strategically targeted. 
    “I am not lost, for I know where I am. But however, where I am may be lost.” Winnie the Pooh







  • borgadrborgadr KentPosts: 403
    Surprised if they're not everywhere in the UK.. I always thought they were fairly ubiquitous!
  • DovefromaboveDovefromabove Central Norfolk UKPosts: 79,303
    So did I … but I’ve not gardened further north than here really …
    “I am not lost, for I know where I am. But however, where I am may be lost.” Winnie the Pooh







  • FairygirlFairygirl west central ScotlandPosts: 47,145
    We certainly have them here. The little froghoppers are busy just now. I noticed yesterday there was a fair bit of foam on a few plants. 
    I just let them get on with it. 
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  • punkdocpunkdoc Sheffield, Derbyshire border.Posts: 11,927
    We have the most I have ever seen, this year.
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