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Title: Aphids on Cruciferous Crops: Identification and Management

Date Published: 2014
Author/s: T.-X. Liu and A. N. Sparks, Jr
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Affiliation: The Texas A&M University System


Cruciferous crops (including cabbage, collards, cauliflower, broccoli and kale) are produced throughout
much of Texas, with most commercial production in
the Lower Rio Grande Valley and Winter Garden areas. At
least five species of aphids are of economic importance to
these crops, including the turnip aphid, Lipaphis erysimi
(Kaltenbach); green peach aphid, Myzus persicae (Sulzer);
poplar petiole gall aphid or cabbage root aphid, Pemphigus
populitransversus Riley; cabbage aphid, Brevicoryne brassicae
(Linnaeus); and cotton aphid, Aphis gossypii Glover. The
turnip aphid, green peach aphid and poplar petiole gall
aphid have generally been the most damaging in Texas.
To properly manage aphid pests, you must know the species
with which you are dealing. This publication will help you
identify and manage aphids commonly found on cruciferous