Green Peach Aphid warning with fears of pest spreading damaging canola virus

Gregor Heard
By Gregor Heard
Updated May 2 2022 - 12:02am, first published April 30 2022 - 3:00am
SMALL BUT DEADLY: The green peach aphid is cause for concern for canola producers this year as a vector for the turnip yellows virus which can lead to severe damage in brassicas.

ENTOMOLOGISTS and agronomists are warning brassica producers to be aware of the threat of green peach aphid and associated viruses this season.

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Gregor Heard

Gregor Heard

National Grains Industry Reporter

Gregor Heard is Fairfax Ag Media's national grains industry reporter, based in Horsham, Victoria. He has a wealth of knowledge surrounding the cropping sector through his ten years in the role. Prior to that he was with the Fairfax network as a reporter with Stock & Land. Some of the major issues he has reported on during his time with the company include the deregulation of the export wheat market, the introduction of genetically modified crops and the fight to protect growers better from grain trader insolvencies. Still involved with the family farm he is passionate about rural Australia and its people and hopes to use his role to act as an advocate for those involved in the grain sector. Away from work, he is a keen traveller, having spent his long service leave last year in Spain learning the language.

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