How to Manage Pests

UC Pest Management Guidelines


Aphids, Other

Scientific names:
Cowpea aphid Aphis craccivora
Cotton (melon) aphid: Aphis gossypii
Potato aphid: Macrosiphum euphorbiae
Bird cherry-oat aphid: Rhopalosiphum padi

(Reviewed 11/05, updated 1/10)

In this Guideline:

Occasionally aphids, particularly winged forms, of the above species may be found in sugarbeet. With the exception of potato aphid, they rarely, if ever, colonize sugarbeet. Control is rarely required when these species are present. Some of these species are known to vector Beet yellows virus and Beet mosaic virus, but their exact role is not thoroughly known.


[UC Peer Reviewed]

UC IPM Pest Management Guidelines: Sugarbeet
UC ANR Publication 3469

Insects and Mites

E.T. Natwick, UC Cooperative Extension Imperial County

Acknowledgement for contributions to Insects and Mites:
C. G. Summers, Entomology, Kearney Agricultural Center, Parlier
D. R. Haviland, UC IPM Program and UC Cooperative Extension, Kern County
L. D. Godfrey, Entomology, UC Davis

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