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Horse chestnuts

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Joined 17-03-2005
Posted on Tuesday, 17 July, 2007 - 08:44 am:   

They seem to be fading badly again this year though I have not seen anything on the news. Is there hope??
Joined 26-02-2006
Posted on Tuesday, 17 July, 2007 - 12:44 pm:   

Apparently, it's the good things about the poor summer. The hotter and drier the weather, the more the leaf miner flies breed.

The link above suggests there is a disruptor solution to stop the flies mating but I'd guess it would have to be a widespread effort to stop them just respreading once the solution disperses. :(