Hylobius Programme

Hylobius Industry Research Programme (HIRP) 

Latest HIRP Update

Hylobius abietis, the large pine weevil, is a major constraint to forestry in the British Isles, and particularly to the restocking of felled areas with conifers. 

Since 2017 a new collaborative approach has developed to build on and drive forward the search for a sustainable pest management system; in particular to scope and develop an integrated approach that does not rely on pesticides which may be withdrawn or restricted in the future.

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