Spinach seed-Aphid

Bean aphid (Aphis fabae)
Green peach aphid (Myzus persicae)
Melon aphid (Aphid gossypii)

Pest description and crop damage Bean aphids are black and colonize foliage. Green peach aphids are yellowish pink to pale green with a large, distinct blotch on top of the abdomen. Melon aphids are small and yellowish to dull green; pale forms have dark mottlings.

Management-chemical control

  • azadirachtin (Neemix) at 0.049 lb ai/a. PHI 0 days. Some formulations are OMRI-listed for organic use.
  • pymetrozine (Fulfill) at 0.086 lb ai/a (2.75 oz/a) when aphids first appear. Do not apply more than 0.086 lb ai/a per application or more than 0.172 lb ai/a per crop per year. Allow a minimum of 7 days between applications. PHI 14 days. REI 12 hr. Pollinator protection: when crops or weeds are in bloom, apply between 6 pm and 7 pm. SLN 24c WA-000017 expires 12/31/2020. Washington only.

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