Some Host Plants of the Green Peach Aphid1 and Beet Western Yellows Virus in the Pacific Northwest2

Author: WALLIS, R. L.

Source: Journal of Economic Entomology, Volume 60, Number 4, August 1967 , pp. 904-907(4)

Publisher: Entomological Society of America

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Thirty-one species in 8 families of weeds and cultivated plants were found to be hosts of the green peach aphid, Myzus persicae (Sulzer), and the beet western yellows virus in the Northwest. Most of the plants were in the Cruciferae and Compositae families, many of which are perennial or autumn-sprouted annuals that serve as overwintering sources of beet western yellows. Probably the most important overwintering source of beet western yellows is the sugar beet itself: infected volunteer beets in 2nd-year beet fields are a readily available source of virus to the new crop; also beets growing in tare piles are an overwintering source of the virus. Wild plants that grow in protected areas such as drainage ditches provide a means of overwintering to both the green peach aphid and the beet western yellows virus.

Document Type: Research Article

Publication date: August 1, 1967

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  • Journal of Economic Entomology is published bimonthly in February, April, June, August, October, and December. The journal publishes articles on the economic significance of insects and is divided into the following sections: apiculture & social insects; arthropods in relation to plant disease; forum; insecticide resistance and resistance management; ecotoxicology; biological and microbial control; ecology and behavior; sampling and biostatistics; household and structural insects; medical entomology; molecular entomology; veterinary entomology; forest entomology; horticultural entomology; field and forage crops, and small grains; stored-product; commodity treatment and quarantine entomology; and plant resistance. In addition to research papers, Journal of Economic Entomology publishes Letters to the Editor, interpretive articles in a Forum section, Short Communications, Rapid Communications, and Book Reviews.
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