Favourable conditions increase risk of aphid damage to crops

WESTERN Victorian canola growers are being urged to keep an eye out for green peach aphids in their canola and pulse crops with conditions favourable for Turnip Yellows Virus forecast for this year.

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Conditions have been ideal for Turnip Yellows Virus, which can damage canola. Image courtesy Agriculture Victoria.

Typical symptoms of Turnip Yellows Virus include stunted plant growth and leaves showing a yellow or purple discoloration.

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