Our New Zealand Flatworm Problem

We have just received the interim report from OPAL and the University of Aberdeen on our flatworm problem.  It does not make for great reading as it suggests that over 70% of our plots are infested with these pests. Suggestions as to how to deal with flatworms, taken from this very…

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New Zealand Flatworm Survey

The University of Aberdeen are conducting a survey of NZ Flatworms and are looking for a number of allotment holders to participate, both those with and without NZ Flatworms and would appreciate answers to the following questions 1. Do you have New Zealand Flatworm on your plot at present? 2.…

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New Zealand Flat Worm Study

Thanks go to Bruce Taylor for alerting me to this study. Aberdeen University has announced it has researchers taking part in a national survey of the New Zealand Flatworm‘s spread and its effects on our gardens, plots and fields. As we know the Flatworms kill our native earthworms, but the…

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Bare Faced Cheek!

I had noticed for a few weeks that something or somebody was chomping its way through the remains of my chard, but late this afternoon we arrived in time to catch the culprit in the act. He/She stood her ground for a few moments before showing off her effortless hurdling…

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Unwelcome Visitors

Stuart recently circulated an email reminding us that New Zealand flatworms have been resident on our site for several years now.  If you are lucky enough not to have come across any on your plot, you want to look out for them – they are a murderous bunch and live almost…

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