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  • This report covers samples taken between 14th - 25th June. We have widened the time frame to capture the information from samples that have been delayed in the post.
  • Both Peach-Potato Aphids and Potato Aphids have been found in samples from all regions.
  • Low numbers of Glasshouse and Potato Aphids, another potato colonising virus vector, were again found in samples from Grampian and the Midlands.
  • Black-Bean Aphids were found in low numbers from every region except North Scotland and the Borders - this species is a good vector of PVA.
  • Grain Aphid was recorded from Grampian and all English regions this week.
  • Rose-Grain Aphids were recovered from samples in North Scotland and all English regions.
  • Cabbage Aphids were recovered from samples in Grampian and all English regions.
  • Pea aphids were found in low numbers from Grampian, the Borders and all English regions.
  • Currant-Sowthistle Aphids were found from Grampian, Angus & Perthshire and all English regions.
  • Willow-Carrot Aphid and Leaf-Curling Plum Aphid were present in all regions.
  • We are still waiting for field details from 4 growers - you know who you are! Please email us with the information ASAP to avoid delays in processing your samples. A field name and a screenshot from Streetmap would do, we can get the grid reference from that.
  • Postal deliveries are nearly back to normal, but any samples taken on a Friday or at the weekend are taking several days to arrive. We are maintaining our same day turnaround once we receive the samples.

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Aphid monitoring water trap results for 2020
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We have received a total of 599 samples so far in 2020.

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If a regions bounding box is coloured red, then at least one Peach-Potato aphid has been captured in the last 10 days in that region. If there is a date to the left of a region, this is the date the first peach-potato aphid was captured in that region.

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