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  • Trapping is continuing in all regions.
  • Virus pressure has increased in all regions except the Midlands and South West; it remained the same in the Borders.
  • Virus pressure is 4x higher than the overall average for previous years in North Scotland, 5x higher in Grampian, 2x higher in Angus and Perthshire, and 4x the average for Northern England.
  • Peach-Potato aphids have now been found in samples from all regions, with some particularly high numbers recovered from Northern England.
  • Potato Aphids have been found in samples from all regions except the South West this week.
  • Black-Bean aphids (a good vector of PVA) were found in samples from all regions this week.
  • Grain aphid has been found in all regions except Midlands and the South West this week.
  • Rose-Grain aphid has been found from all regions except Angus and Perthshire, Borders and Northern England this week.
  • Increasing numbers of Cabbage aphid are being recovered in samples from Grampian, and England.
  • Pea aphids have been found in all regions bar the Borders, and are higher than usual in Grampian, Angus and Perthshire and Northern England.
  • Willow-Carrot aphid numbers are dropping in most regions except Grampian.
  • 546 samples have been received so far this year.

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Aphid monitoring water trap results for 2018
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We have received a total of 547 samples so far in 2018.

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Results for 18-07-2018

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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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