Monitoring Populations of Aphids and Leafhoppers in Snap Bean Fields in Western New York.
McFaul, Arlie; Hoepting, Christy; Erb, Alan
Viruses transmitted by aphids caused great devastation in many snap beans in western New York in 2001. In 2002, viruses were detected again in snap bean fields, but there was little affect on yield. The main goal of this project is to continue to obtain a better understanding of the pest pressure and geographical distribution of aphids over the growing season through monitoring and networking techniques. This project involved monitoring in-field populations of aphids and leafhoppers throughout the season and evaluated the efficacy of the commercial application of Gaucho seed treatment to control aphids and leafhoppers in snap bean fields throughout western NY.
New York State IPM Program
Agricultural IPM; Vegetables; Beans - Fresh and Dry