Aphid monitor indicies

Date published: 08 September 2015

One of the major threats to the health of seed potato crops is the transmission of viruses by aphids. Virus incidence in seed potatoes has a significant bearing on the quality (and hence classification and profitability) of the crop.


Data from trapping systems is used to monitor aphids and can be used to improve the forecasting of the risk of virus transmission. Aphid Monitor involves the provision of easy to access and up to date information on the monitoring of aphids in the United Kingdom via the Internet.

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