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Monitoring Aphid Pressure, Movement and Distribution in Snap Beans 2002

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Project Type: Research and Development

Principal Investigators: Arlie McFaul, Vegetable Specialist, Lake Plains Vegetable Program

Christy Hoepting, Vegetable Specialist, Lake Plains Vegetable Program

Cooperators: Brian Nault, Dept. of Entomology, NYSAES-Geneva

Alan Erb, Vegetable Specialist, Lake Plains Vegetable Program

Scouts, fieldmen, private consultants who work in snap and dry beans

Snap bean growers in Western New York

Type of Grant: Monitoring, forecasting and economic thresholds

Project Location: Western New York

Abstract: Viral diseases vectored by black bean aphid caused great devastation in snap beans in western New York in 2001. The main goal of this project is to obtain a better understanding of the aphid pest pressure, movement and distribution of the black bean aphid over the growing season through monitoring and networking techniques.

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