The recent incursion of Russian wheat aphid (Diuraphis noxia) has served as a timely reminder of the importance of correct aphid identification.
Russian wheat aphid mainly attacks wheat and barley but can also be found in oats, rye and triticale. However these crops can also host other established cereal aphids, including oat aphid, corn aphid, and rose-grain aphid.
GRDC and cesar have updated the Crop Aphids Back Pocket Guide to help spot Russian wheat aphid and its damage symptoms. Download and store a copy on your smartphone or tablet for quick and easy identification help.
The latest version can be downloaded at:
Want to know more about Russian wheat aphid? Visit PestFacts south-eastern issue no. 4 or contact:
Phone: (03) 9349 4723