Aphids

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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])

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Mississippi State University Archive, Mississippi State University, Bugwood.org
Is this a Minor Pest?: 
Yes
Minor Pest Title: 

Cotton aphid (Aphis gossypii)

Minor Pest Description: 

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.

Minor Pest What to do.: 
  • 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.
Minor Pest Position: 
3
Minor Pest Firstcontent: 
137
Pest Type: 
insect
Other Crops: 
Apple trees, Cauliflower
Host Plants: 
Soybean