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aphid host plant

Catalogue: GRDC Updates (West)
Less aphids are found flying in crops close to native vegetation.. Native vegetation does not influence the presence of aphid predators.. Aphids can vector viruses that lead to yield loss in crops eg BYDV in cereals can decrease crop yields by 50%if plants are infected prior to tillering; or cause direct feeding damage which can cause yield losses of up to 10% in cereals (DAFWA 2007)...
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