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aphid monitoring

Catalogue: GRDC Media
The arrival of the previously undetected Russian Wheat Aphid (RWA) in the southern cropping region has heightened the need for correct identification of aphid species present in this year's crops... The publication now includes information on RWA which was detected in Australia for the first time in May this year and is now established in a number of cropping regions in South Australia and Victoria... Identification of crop aphids is very important when making control decisions and the Back Pocket Guide is designed to assist growers and agronomists in their efforts to correctly identify species observed in crops, this year and beyond...
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Catalogue: GRDC Updates
This 'telescoping' of generations allows aphids to reproduce very rapidly when conditions are favourable... In autumn, winged adults move into crop edges where they build up in numbers before moving into other parts of the crops... The timing and number of aphid flights into crops are influenced by late summer- and early autumn- rainfall; good rainfall favours growth of suitable host plants and allows aphids to build up early in the season...
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Catalogue: GRDC Media
To support growers and their advisers in identifying aphid species, the Grains Research and Development Corporation (GRDC) has updated its popular Crop Aphids Back Pocket Guide... Identification of crop aphids is very important when making control decisions and the Back Pocket Guide is designed to assist growers and agronomists in their efforts to correctly identify species observed in crops, this year and beyond... Many aphid species also transmit viruses through their sap-sucking mouthparts, leading to the largest impacts on crop yields...
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