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  • This report covers samples taken between 27th May - 4th June.
  • Samples have been received from all regions.
  • Peach-Potato aphids have been found in samples from all regions. Very high numbers have been found in some samples in East Anglia, including one sample which contained over 7,000 Peach-Potato aphids.
  • Potato aphids have been found in samples from all regions except the North of Scotland and Angus and Perthshire.
  • Low numbers of Glasshouse and Potato Aphids, another potato colonising virus vector, were found in samples from all regions except  Angus and Perthshire, the Borders and the South West.
  • 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.
  • Cereal aphids were recovered from samples in Grampian and all English regions.
  • We are still waiting for field details from 6 growers - if you are one of them, please email us with the information ASAP to avoid delays in processing your samples.
  • Postal deliveries are still slightly delayed from some areas, but 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 212 samples so far in 2020.

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Results for 03-06-2020

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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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