Daily Archives: 12th April 2016

Pest of the week – Mealy Cabbage Aphid

The Mealy cabbage aphid (Brevicoryne brassicae) is an aphid pest of brassicas. Due to the mild winter and the recent weather conditons, colonies of mealy aphid have been building in crops of oilseed rape. The aphid causes the flower buds to purple and distort, potentially leading to aborted pods and a reduced yield. If the […]

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