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Aphids

currant-lettuce aphid

Currant-lettuce aphid

Cabbage aphid

Cabbage aphid

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Willow-carrot aphid

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Plots covered to exclude insects

 

Projects on the biology and control of pest aphids of vegetable crops

Control of aphids on lettuce and brassica crops - project funded by Defra and HDC 2003-6

Control of the pest aphids of brassica, lettuce and carrot crops is being investigated as part of a Horticulture LINK project (SCEPTRE)

Sources of resistance to currant-lettuce aphid (Nasonovia ribisnigri) in lettuce - Defra-funded VeGIN project

Biology of currant-lettuce aphid (Nasonovia ribisnigri) (HDC studentship Gemma Hough)

Improving the control of willow-carrot aphid (Cavariella aegopodii)

Publications

COLLIER, R.H. & FINCH, S. (2007). IPM case studies – Brassicas. In: Aphids as Crop Pests. H. van Emden, R. Harrington (Ed.). 549-559.

COLLIER, R.H., MEAD, A., PARKER, W.E., ELLIS, S. (2003). A risk management system for controlling the foliar pests of Brassica crops. BCPC International Congress, Crop Science and Technology 2003, 335-340.

PARKER, W.E., COLLIER, R.H., ELLIS, P.R., MEAD, A., CHANDLER, D., BLOOD SMYTH, J.A. AND TATCHELL, G.M. (2002). Matching control options to a pest complex: the integrated pest management of aphids in sequentially-planted crops of outdoor lettuce. Crop Protection, 21, 235-248.

COLLIER, R.H., TATCHELL, G.M., ELLIS, P.R. & PARKER, W.E. (1999). Strategies for the control of aphid pests of lettuce. Integrated Control in Field Vegetable Crops. IOBC/WPRS Bulletin 1999, 22 (5), 25-35.

COLLIER, R.H. & MEAD, A. (1999). Simulating sampling strategies for aphid and caterpillar pests of brassica crops. Integrated Control in Field Vegetable Crops. IOBC/WPRS Bulletin 1999, 22 (5), 1-7.

COLLIER, R.H. (1999). Integrated control of aphid pests of lettuce and brassica crops in the UK. Proceedings 51st International Symposium on Crop Protection, 4 May 1999, Gent, Belgium, 3-9.

ELLIS, P.R., TATCHELL, G.M., COLLIER, R.H., & PARKER, W.E. (1996). Integrated pest management of aphids on outdoor lettuce crops. Integrated Control in Field Vegetable Crops. IOBC/WPRS Bulletin 1996, 19 (11), 91-97.

ELLIS, P.R., TATCHELL, G.M., COLLIER, R.H., CHANDLER, D.,MEAD, A.,JUKES, P.L.,VICE, W.E., PARKER, W.E. & WADHAMS, L.J. (1995). Integrated pest management of aphids on outdoor lettuce crops. Integrated Crop Protection: Towards sustainability? BCPC Symposium Proceedings No 63. pp 115-122.

COLLIER, R.H., DAVIES, J., ROBERTS, M., LEATHERLAND, M., RUNHAM, S. & BLOOD-SMYTH, J. (1994). Monitoring and forecasting the times of attack of the lettuce root aphid, Pemphigus bursarius L. Integrated Control in Field Vegetable Crops. IOBC/WPRS Bulletin 1994, 17 (8), 31-40.