Aphid pests of brassica, cereals and potatoes are forecast to fly a little earlier than average this spring, according to the AHDB Aphid News service.
The long run of aphid data from the suction-trap network, managed by Rothamsted Research, combined with the long run of weather data available from the Met Office and others, make it possible for the start of aphid flights and aphid abundance in spring and early summer to be forecast, said AHDB
The forecasts for 2017 are available to download from the AHDB website.
To view the raw data (suction trap counts), click here.
To view the suction trap site locations, click here.
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