Usually on this blog we bring YOU the information. Today it’s the opposite. I’m looking for a grower who has live melon aphid (Aphis gossypii) in their operation, and wouldn’t mind a researcher coming by to remove some of them to start a research colony with.
If you have some you wouldn’t mind parting with, please contact Rose Buitenhuis at 905.562.0320 Ext. 749 or firstname.lastname@example.org who can get in touch with our contact at Laval University. They might even name the colony after you…
As a refresher, Melon aphids tend to be the smallest aphid found in your greenhouse. They can come in a variety of color morphs – from pale green-yellow to dusky grey – but they ALWAYS have black cornicles (or “tail pipes”) at the end of their abdomen. They are common in crops like kolanchoe and gerbera and a variety of other spring crops.
If you comment on this blog post regarding aphids in your greenhouse only I (sarah) will see it.