Sugar beet seed-Aphid

Green peach aphid (Myzus persicae)

Pest description and crop damage The green peach aphid is yellowish green and teardrop-shaped. Most damaging as a vector of virus diseases rather than by feeding injury through sucking sap.

Management-chemical control

  • pymetrozine (Fulfill) at 0.09 lb ai/a for control of green peach aphid. Do not exceed 0.17 lb ai/a per growing season. Allow at least 7 days between applications. PHI 14 days. 24c SLN WA-190003 (expires 12/31/2024); 24c SLN OR-180013 (expires 12/31/2023).
  • thiamethoxam (Actara) at 0.04687 to 0.0625 lb ai/a (3-4 oz product/a) for control of green peach aphid. Do not exceed 0.125 lb ai/a (8 oz product/a) per growing season. Use sufficient water volume to ensure thorough coverage of foliage. Allow at least 7 days between applications. 24c SLN WA-130009 (expires 12/31/2022), Washington only.