Brassica aphids and virus news
The proportion of peach potato aphid (M. persicae) carrying Turnip yellows virus (TuYV)
|Date||Type of trap||Numbers of M. persicae caught||% of those tested carrying TuYV|
|31/07-03/08/2017||Yellow water traps||1||TBA|
|03-07/08/2017||Yellow water traps||2||TBA|
|31/07-03/08/2017||Yellow water traps||0||0%|
|03-07/08/2017||Yellow water traps||0||0%|
Turnip yellows virus (TuYV), formerly known as Beet western yellows virus, is a very important pathogen of vegetable brassicas and oilseed rape. It is spread by the peach potato aphid (Myzus persicae).
This data is collected as part of project ‘Developing integrated approaches for pest and disease control in horticultural field crops’ with funding from the BBSRC Horticulture And Potato Initiative (HAPI).
Diana Katschnig and Angela Hambidge, Plant-Virus Interactions Group, University of Warwick; Alex Greenslade, Rothamsted Research & Rothamsted Insect Survey; Carl Sharp, Allium & Brassica Agronomy Ltd.