Since 1995, the Entomology Program has had an active program to screen sugarbeet lines for resistance to the sugarbeet root aphid. Entries supplied years by Dr. Lee Panella, the USDA-ARS NPA Crops Research Laboratory in Ft. Collins, Colorado (http://www.ars.usda.gov/main/docs.htm?docid=11263) are subjected of infestation by sugarbeet root aphids. These trials are evaluated for resistance to sugarbeet root aphid and reported yearly. The link provides the results of our work from 1995 to 2009.
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