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. Washington: 24c SLN WA-190003 (expires 12/31/2024). Oregon: 24c SLN OR-180013 (expires 12/31/2024).
  • thiamethoxam (Actara) at 0.04687 to 0.0625 lb ai/A (3 to 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. Oregon: 24c SLN OR-070020 (expires 12/31/2025). Washington: 24c SLN WA-130009 (expires 12/31/2022).