Green peach aphid – can we turn the tide of resistance?
The green peach aphid (Myzus persicae) is a crop pest with an extremely wide host range that includes grain and horticultural crops.
Within the vegetable industry, green peach aphid will feed on fabaceae, salanacae, and brassicaceae crops. However, no matter the industry, insecticide resistance is an issue that will inevitably ‘crop up’.
The ability of green peach aphid to readily evolve resistance to insecticides is well-documented worldwide.
In Australia, we are beginning to understand the extent of green peach aphid resistance and the implications for future management, as Dr Jessica Lye from Cesar explains in this article.