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  • North of Scotland: Virus pressure increased to Moderate. No Peach-Potato or Potato aphids were found. Other potato virus vectors present: Black-Bean aphid (a good vector of PVA), Leaf-Curling Plum aphid and lastly Willow-Carrot aphid and Grain aphid which were both higher than normal for this stage in the season.
  • Grampian: Virus pressure increased to Moderate. Peach-Potato and Potato aphids were each found at one site. Other potato virus vectors present: Willow-Carrot aphid, Leaf-Curling Plum aphid, Black-Bean aphid (a good vector of PVA), Pea aphid, Currant-Sowthistle aphid and Bird Cherry-Oat aphid.
  • Angus and Perthshire: Virus pressure jumped to Moderate but is lower than last year. No Peach-Potato or Potato aphids were found. Other potato virus vectors present: Willow-Carrot aphid and Currant-Sowthistle aphid.
  • Borders: Virus pressure increased to Moderate. No Peach-Potato or Potato aphids were found. Other potato virus vectors present: Willow-Carrot aphid, Leaf-Curling Plum aphid, Shallot aphid, the latter two being higher than usual for the season.
  • Northern England: Virus pressure increased to High. Peach-Potato aphids were found at 4 sites; Potato aphids were recorded at 2 sites. Another potato colonising aphid, Glasshouse and Potato aphid, was found at 1 site. Other potato virus vectors present: Black-Bean aphid (a good vector of PVA), Bird Cherry-Oat aphid, Leaf-Curling Plum aphid, Willow-Carrot aphid, Currant-Sowthistle aphid and Cabbage aphid.
  • Midlands: Virus pressure was High. Peach-Potato aphids and Potato aphids were each recorded at 3 sites. Two other potato colonising species, Glasshouse and Potato aphid and Bulb & Potato aphid were each found at 1 site. Other potato virus vectors present: Willow-Carrot aphid (six times the avaerage), Bird Cherry-Oat aphid, Currant-Sowthistle aphid, Grain aphid, Leaf-Curling Plum aphid, Black-Bean aphid (a good vector of PVA), Rose-Grain aphid, Shallot aphid, Cabbage aphid.
  • East Anglia: Virus pressure increased to Moderate. Peach-Potato aphid was found at 7 sites, Potato aphids were found at 4 sites. Another potato colonising aphid, Glasshouse and Potato aphid, was found at 1 site. Other potato virus vectors present: Bird Cherry-Oat aphid, Willow-Carrot aphid, Cabbage aphid, Black-Bean aphid (a good vector of PVA), Shallot aphid.
  • South-West: Virus pressure was High. Peach-Potato aphids were found at 8 sites. Potato aphids were found at 5 sites. Another potato colonising aphid, Glasshouse and Potato aphid, was found at 2 sites. Other potato virus vectors present: Willow-Carrot aphid (at numbers four times as high as the average for all years), Bird Cherry-Oat aphid, Currant-Sowthistle aphid, Grain aphid, Leaf-Curling Plum aphid, Black-Bean aphid (a good vector of PVA), Pea aphid, Rose-Grain aphid, Shallot aphid.

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We have received a total of 209 samples so far in 2021.

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