Arizona Veg IPM Update: Aphid ID, lettuce wilt diseases, soil-applied herbicides

Arizona Veg IPM Update: Aphid ID, lettuce wilt diseases, soil-applied herbicides

Winged (alate) aphids are appearing on desert lettuce and cole crops. The proper identification of winged aphid species found on leafy vegetables is important for cost effective pest management.

The Arizona Vegetable Integrated Pest Management Update from the University of Arizona (UA) Cooperative Extension in Yuma, Ariz. released Oct. 30, 2013.

Aphid identification in leady vegetables

By John Palumbo, UA research scientist and Extension specialist

We are beginning to observe winged (alate) aphids appearing on desert lettuce and cole crops, but the proper identification of winged aphid species found on leafy vegetables in

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