Identification of root aphid in Wheat Crop

  • This insect is active from November to February.
  • Damage is more in the rainfed and late sown crop.
  • The yellowing of young plants is observed due to root aphids. 
  • In this case minute, yellowish-brown aphids may be present near the base or on the roots of the plant.
  • Aphids also vector a viral disease name barley yellow dwarf virus (BYD). The yield of infected wheat plants can be reduced by 50%

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