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Keep an eye out for faba bean aphid, particularly during spring

After an initial report in Sydney, faba bean aphid (FBA – Megoura crassicauda) was confirmed in September 2017 in faba beans in Tamworth and Breeza. Very few commercial faba bean crops were sown during the drought in 2018 and 2019, however seasonal conditions then improved and FBA was found in July 2020 in faba bean trials in Grafton. This infestation… Read more »

Faba bean aphid is back in our faba bean crops this winter

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Faba bean aphid (FBA, Megoura crassicauda) was first noted in Australia on broad beans (Vicia faba L. cv. Coles Early Dwarf) in October 2016 in a Sydney suburb, (Hales et al., 2017). FBA was then recorded in September 2017 at two faba bean trial sites: NSW DPI Tamworth Agricultural Institute (TAI) and Liverpool Plains Field Station Breeza (LPFS Breeza). These… Read more »