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Management of capsid (mirid) bugs infesting outdoor celery crops

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Management of capsid (mirid) bugs infesting outdoor celery crops

Release Date: 
07/06/2018

The Miridae are a large and diverse family of insects.

 

They are true plant bugs, commonly referred to as capsid bugs or leaf bugs. The most widely known capsids are species of agricultural pests that pierce plant tissues, feed on the sap, and sometimes transmit plant viruses.

 

The aim of this factsheet is to improve current understanding of the capsid bugs that can infest celery crops and consider approaches to control.

 

It is based mainly on the findings of AHDB Horticulture project FV 441 whose aim was to improve understanding of the capsid bugs that can infest celery crops, identify the key pest species and determine and evaluate approaches to control.