The effect of sewage sludge application to an agricultural soil on the fecundity of the Rose Grain aphid (Metopolophium dirhodum).
Start date: 10 September 2007
A pot trial was used to assess the effect of amending soil with sewage sludge on the number of offspring produced by individual Rose Grain Aphids. Results demonstrated that the highest application rate (100 t.d.s. ha-1) could significantly decrease the number of offspring produced by the aphids