Cereal aphid observations in South Australia

Cereal aphid populations and symptoms are being monitored at 3 South Australian trial sites in:

  • Bool Lagoon
  • Loxton
  • Roseworthy

as part of a pilot project on the risk of the following cereal aphids:

  • Russian wheat aphid
  • oat aphid
  • corn aphid.

Trial sites were sown every month from April to July 2017 with:

  • barley
  • wheat
  • durum wheat.

Field observations

Field observation reports are updated every fortnight during the 2017 growing season. Reports include data from this trial and other damage trials funded by the South Australian Grain Industry Trust Fund (SAGIT).

Project partners

The Cereal Aphid Risk Assessment South Australia (CARASA) project on the risk of cereal aphids is:

  • piloted by PIRSA SARDI staff, Maarten van Helden and Tom Heddle
  • funded by the South Australian Grain Industry Trust Fund (SAGIT).
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