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November 06, 2017

AHDB Aphid News

The latest edition of AHDB Aphid News is now available.

  • Peach–potato aphids (Myzus persicae) were caught at nine suction trap sites, increasing in number in eight traps. The highest number caught was from Writtle (35).
  • Mealy cabbage aphids (Brevicoryne brassicae) were caught in the traps at Kirton (4) and Wye (4).
  • The willow-carrot aphid (Cavariella aegopodii) was caught in five sites this week. 95 male individuals were caught across the country indicating that the autumn migration back to willows is continuing.

Pest update from Wellesbourne

Between Tuesday and Friday (3 November) we found the following:

On 3 sticky traps:

  • 12 carrot flies

In 3 water traps in a plot of swedes.

  • 1 male cabbage root fly and 1 female
  • 2 bean seed flies
  • 1 flea beetle

We have stopped sampling for cabbage root fly eggs.

We caught no moths in our pheromone traps.


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