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United States Department of Agriculture

Agricultural Research Service

Research Project: PEST BIOLOGY, ECOLOGY, AND INTEGRATED PEST MANAGEMENT FOR SUSTAINABLE AGRICULTURE

Location: North Central Agricultural Research Laboratory

Title: Bird Cherry-Oat Aphid

Author
item Hesler, Louis

Submitted to: Book Chapter
Publication Type: Book / Chapter
Publication Acceptance Date: January 24, 2008
Publication Date: June 15, 2009
Citation: Hesler, L.S. 2009. Bird Cherry-Oat Aphid. In Carver, B.F. (ed.). Wheat: Science and Trade. Ames, IA: Blackwell. p. 189-201.

Interpretive Summary: • The bird cherry-oat aphid is an important vector of barley yellow dwarf viruses that affect wheat and other small-grain crops, but the aphid may also cause direct feeding damage to wheat. • Various kinds of plant-based resistances and natural enemies are potentially useful, but they are not equally applicable in simultaneously managing bird cherry-oat aphid and limiting incidence of barley yellow dwarf. Thus, management strategies need careful consideration to optimize their effectiveness.

Technical Abstract: • The bird cherry-oat aphid (Rhopalosiphum padi) is an important vector of barley yellow dwarf viruses that affect wheat and other small-grain crops, but the aphid may also cause direct feeding damage to wheat. • Various plant-resistance modalities and natural enemies are not equally applicable in simultaneously managing bird cherry-oat aphid and limiting incidence of barley yellow dwarf, and management strategies need careful consideration to optimize their effectiveness.

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