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black bean aphid

Will Manley, Katharine Foot and Andrew Davis

in A Dictionary of Agriculture and Land Management

Published in print March 2019 | ISBN: 9780199654406
Published online March 2019 | e-ISBN: 9780191744327
black bean aphid

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(Aphis fabae) A member of the *aphid family, also known as black fly or bean fly, which attacks numerous species of plants but particularly ornamental plants, sugar beet, and leguminous crops. They suck sap and can also act as vectors for viral diseases, thus causing significant damage to plant growth and crop yield. Black bean aphids can overwinter as eggs, so can be a perennial problem. Control measures include crop rotation, ...

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