In Search of Aphids

Entomologists are looking for the lettuce aphid, Nasonovia ribis-nigri. If you are growing lettuce, or other leafy greens, including under protected agriculture structures, please keep your eyes out for aphids. We will be using these insects in research examining pest management strategies in hydroponic vegetable production systems. We are aiming to develop low-input IPM strategies, compatible with organic production, to effectively manage aphid pests. Contact Dr. Laura Ingwell at (765) 494-6167 or lingwell@purdue.edu. Live specimens are needed, we will verify the identification of the species.

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