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aphid pest of crop, damages caused and prevention method

What are aphids?  An aphid is an insect pest of crop.

An aphid is a typical example of piercing and sucking insect
 

Types of crops attacked or affected by aphids

 
Crops that are attacked by aphids are legumes e.g. cowpea and soya beans
 
 

Nature of Damages and economic importance of the effect of the attacks of aphids on crops.

 
 
1. The attacks of aphid on crops causes stunted growth
 
2. Most times they attacks of aphid on crops causes galls on leaves of crops
 
3. Aphid is a vector. which means it carries disease causing organisms like rosette mosaic disease of cowpea
 
 

How to prevent and control the spread of aphids crop pest

 
The spread of aphids as a crop pest can be controlled through the following measures
 
1. Always endeavour to spray with insecticide to kill vectors
 
2. As quickly as possible when you discover a plant or crop that has been affected by acid the best you could do is to uproot and burn the infected plant
 
 
 
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TYPES OF PASTURE
COMMON GRASSES AND LEGUMES
54. GRASSES
55. LEGUMES
56. ESTABLISHMENT OF PASTURES
57. 201. FORAGE PRESERVATION
58. HAY SILAGE
59. FORESTRY IMPORTANCE OF FORESTRY 206. FOREST MANAGEMENT FOREST REGULATION DEFORESTATION AFFORESTATION

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