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  • North of Scotland: Virus pressure was Low, although 1 Peach-Potato aphid was found.
  • Grampian: No samples.
  • Angus and Perthshire: No samples.
  • Borders: No samples.
  • Northern England: Virus pressure was Moderate. Peach-Potato aphids found at four sites; one Potato aphid was found. Other potato virus vectors found: Currant-Sowthistle aphid, Leaf-Curling Plum aphid, Willow-Carrot aphid (2x the average), Black-Bean aphid, Cabbage aphid, Shallot aphid, Pea aphid.
  • Midlands: Virus pressure was High. 37 Peach-Potato aphids (2x the average) found across two sites; six Potato aphids were found across both sites. Other potato virus vectors found: Currant-Sowthistle aphid, Leaf-Curling Plum aphid, Willow-Carrot aphid, Black-Bean aphid (2x the average), Cabbage aphid (3x the average), Pea aphid.
  • East Anglia: Virus pressure was Moderate. 6 Peach-Potato aphids were found at one site. No Potato aphids were found. Other potato virus vectors found: Shallot aphid, Black-Bean aphid.
  • South-West: Virus pressure was Low. No Peach-Potato aphids, Potato aphids or other virus vectors were found.

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We have received a total of 55 samples so far in 2019.

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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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