Science Into Practice - Biological aphid control

Hawthorn-parsley aphid (Dysaphis apiifolia) and mint aphid (Ovatus crataegarius) are common pests on parsley and mint respectively. Growers have not seen parasitism of either of these aphids by any of the three parasitoid species commonly used in glasshouses for biological control - Aphidius colemani, Aphidius ervi and Aphelinus abdominalis.

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