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Thursday, May 5, 2011

Aphids found in lettuce field and pepper transplants

On Tuesday, May 3 aphids were found in lettuce fields in South Eastern Gloucester County. On the same day aphids were found on pepper transplants in a greenhouse in the same region. High temperatures on Tuesday increased aphid activity.  Heavy rains the next day reduced populations in the field and cooler temperatures should slow aphids in the short term. Monitor fields for aphids and other pests brought on by warmer temperatures.