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Aphids to fly ‘on time’ this season

In general, aphid pests of brassica, cereals and potatoes will fly ‘on time’ (neither forecast to fly early or late) this spring, according to the AHDB Aphid News service.

 


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Despite the brief cold snap at the end of February, typical winter temperatures have fallen in line with the long-term average throughout most of England, leading to a ‘normal’ forecast date for the first aphid flights.

 

Temperatures in Scotland, however, were around half a degree lower than the long-term average and the first aphid flights could be around a week later than average in these areas.

 

The forecasts for 2018 are now available to download from the AHDB website


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