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  • Virus pressure was lower than the average for the last 13 years in all regions except Grampian, where it was higher due to elevated numbers of peach-potato aphids.
  • Peach-potato aphids have been found in samples from all regions from which samples were received in the last week, except the Borders and East Anglia. Higher numbers than the average for the time of year have been found in North Scotland and Grampian.
  • Potato aphids have been found in low numbers in samples from the North of Scotland and Grampian regions.
  • Numbers of all other potato virus vectors were equal to or lower than the average for previous survey years, except leaf-curling plum aphids in Grampian.
  • Black-bean aphids (a good vector of PVA) were found in samples from all regions over the last week, except Angus and Perthshire.
  • Cabbage aphids are still being found in samples but in much lower numbers than in the previous two weeks.
  • No samples were received from the Midlands this week.
  • 645 samples have been received so far this year.

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Aphid monitoring water trap results for 2017
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We have received a total of 646 samples so far in 2017.

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Results for 19-07-2017

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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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