|Russian wheat aphid – How to recognise it
We’ve created a fact sheet so you will be able to recognise Russian wheat aphid if you see it.
The Grains Research and Development Corporation has developed the FITE strategy against Russian wheat aphids. The four steps of the FITE strategy are:
Russian Wheat Aphid Technical Management Group
Grain growers are advised to monitor their crops for infestations of the newly introduced Russian wheat aphid and to report suspected infestations but to hold off spraying wherever possible until spring. That’s the advice from the Russian Wheat Aphid National Technical Group that has been set up by PHA to help manage the pest.
More (including map of Russian wheat aphid distribution)
Scientific name: Diuraphis noxia
EPPRD Category: 3
Life Form: Stink bugs, aphids, mealybugs, scale, whiteflies & hoppers (HEMIPTERA)
FS: fact sheet
CP: contingency plan
DP: diagnostic protocol