University of Reading Research Data Archive

Data from perennial flower margins reduce orchard fruit damage by rosy apple aphid, Dysaphis plantaginea (Homoptera: Aphididae).

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Data were collected from ten conventional commercial apple orchards in Kent, UK. They include the number of Rosy aphid infested shoots, the number of apples, and the number of Rosy aphid damaged fruits on 45 trees per orchard which were systematically searched (2021 and 2022). They also include the number of bait aphids remaining on sentinel bait cards in the same orchards on a subset of those trees (2021). This also includes the abundance of natural enemies and other taxa of interest found during the surveys. These data are all in tabular form (excel files).

Resource Type: Dataset
Creators: Howard, Charlotte ORCID logoORCID:
Contributors: Lorenzo Cox, Alison and Brimblecombe, Georgieanna
Rights-holders: University of Reading
Data Publisher: University of Reading
Publication Year: 2024
Data last accessed: 17 April 2024
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Organisational units: Life Sciences > School of Agriculture, Policy and Development
Participating Organisations: University of Reading, NIAB, Syngenta, Cranfield University
Keywords: apple production, pest control, predation
Data Availability: OPEN


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