Sugarbeet root aphids
Infestations are not common, but they are more obvious during dry seasons like this one.
The injury from the root aphids feeding on the roots.
a) Wilted areas in fields
b) Leaf chlorosis
c) Whitish-gray, “mold” on the root (see Figure 1)
Control is through crop rotation, good weed control, cleaning equipment between fields, and possibly varieties and insecticides.
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