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  • If you have not yet started trapping please note that traps should go out 2 weeks before emergence.
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  • Virus pressure was higher than the average for the last 13 years in Northern England, the Midlands and the South-West.
  • Peach-potato aphids have been found in samples from Northern England, the Midlands, East Anglia and the South West in the last week. Higher numbers than the average for the time of year have been found in Northern England and the South West.
  • Potato aphids have been found in samples from all regions from which samples were submitted over the last week. Higher numbers than the average for the time of year have been found in Northern England, the Midlands and the South West.
  • Another potato colonising aphid, the glasshouse and potato aphid, has been found in samples from: Northern England, the Midlands, East Anglia and the South West over the last week.
  • Black-bean aphids were found in samples from all regions from which samples were submitted over the last week. Twice as many black-bean aphids were found compared with the average for all previous years in samples from the Midlands.

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Aphid monitoring water trap results for 2017
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We have received a total of 52 samples so far in 2017.

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If a regions bounding box is coloured red, then at least one Peach-Potato aphid has been captured in the last 10 days in that region. If there is a date to the left of a region, this is the date the first peach-potato aphid was captured in that region.

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