Main aphids in Africa: Black bean aphid ([i]Aphis fabae[/i]), Cabbage aphid ([i]Brevycoryne brassicae/Myzus persicae[/i]), Groundnut aphid ([i]A.craccivora[/i]), Cotton aphid ([i]A.gossypii[/i]), Russian wheat aphid ([i]Diuraphis noxia[/i]), Cypress aphid ([i]Cinara cupressi[/i])
Cotton aphid (Aphis gossypii)
It is a major pest of soybeans. Adults range from just under 1 to 1.5 mm in body length. Aphids are found in clusters (colonies) on stems, young shoots and pods and underside of leaves. They transmit the Bean Yellow Mosaic Virus on soybeans.
- Monitor regularly build-up of aphid population and natural enemies.
- When necessary use neem seed or leaf extracts for control. For further information on Neem click here.