Lettuce aphids
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Lettuce aphids

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Published by Ministry of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food in Pinner .
Written in English

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SeriesLeaflet / Agricultural Development and Advisory Service -- HVD 55, Leaflet (Agricultural Development and Advisory Service) -- HVD 55.
ContributionsAgricultural Development and Advisory Service.
The Physical Object
Pagination7p. :
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Open LibraryOL19762984M

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  This species is one of the most difficult aphids to manage in lettuce; since colonies are formed inside (inner leaves) of the lettuce head. – Jeannette E. Warnert, UC Cooperative Extension Photo at top: Alejandro Del Pozo-Valdivia, UC Cooperative Extension entomology advisor in Monterey, Santa Cruz and San Benito counties, in an iceberg. Lettuce aphids, identified by their multiple color schemes and various black markings, tend to burrow into the lettuce; they feed at or near the center of the plant, sucking out nutrients and causing the leaves to shrivel. While insecticides can help control aphid populations, field prep before planting can prevent insects from taking hold. Includes. Green peach aphid (Myzus persicae) Lettuce aphid (Nasonovia ribisnigri) Potato aphid (Macrosyphum euphorbiae). Pest description, crop damage and life history. See: Common Pests of Vegetable Crops. Management-cultural control. The best way to remove the aphids is to submerge the vegetables in cold water for at least 10 minutes. Then drain, rinse them off, and dry them. Salad spinners are perfect for this. Once the aphids have been drowned and rinsed off, the greens are perfectly safe to eat. Actually, it should be safe to eat the aphids as well, it's just unappetizing.

A condition where a product has a disagreable odor or taste of decomposed oils or fat. For example, rancid nuts frequently are soft, with a yellow, dark, or oily appearance, a bitter taste and a.   If you plant these around plants that aphids love (like tomatoes, lettuce, fruit trees, and potatoes) aphids will be less likely to infest. ANT CONTROL There is some belief that ants bring aphids into the garden in order to harvest the honey dew they excrete. This theory has been disputed and while limiting ants in the garden may lessen the. Includes. Green peach aphid (Myzus persicae) Lettuce aphid (Nasonovia ribis-nigri). Pest description and crop damage Small yellowish, soft-body insect. Aphids suck plant sap from foliage causing a yellowing or wilting of the plant and sticky "honeydew" exudates. While aphids in general feed on a wide variety of plants, different species of aphids can be specific to certain plants. For example, some species include bean aphids, cabbage aphids, potato aphids, green peach aphids, melon aphids, and woolly apple aphids. Some aphids are darker colors, like brown. The potato aphid is a common brown aphid.

Lettuce aphid definition is - an aphid (especially Macrosiphum barri) that is a pest of lettuce. Aphid Management on Head Lettuce Using Imidacloprid and Foliar Insecticides. John C. Palumbo, Yuma Agricultural Center. In the production of desert lettuce, growers and PCAs have a options for aphid management on several spring crops. First, there is the responsive approach that relies on foliar sprays to reduce insecticide aphid numbers. Lettuce is an important dietary vegetable, which is primarily consumed fresh in salads. Consumption of lettuce has some health benefits attributed to the presence of vitamin C, phenolic compounds, and fiber content (Mulabagal et al., ).Considering the global market, Spain and Italy are two of the top-ranking lettuce producers of the world, responsible for about 9% of global lettuce. Below is a summary of management alternatives for aphids in leafy vegetables based on replicated research trials: Prophylactic Soil Treatment Approach. A single preplant, soil application of Admire 2F (imidacloprid) is the standard method for controlling aphids in lettuce and cole crops.