Gyrner MURATI, Natasha DURAJ (HAKA)*, Ariana NEPRAVISHTA
Agricultural University of Tirana
Abstract: Various species of aphids attact potato cultivated in open fields. Aphids damage plants either directly by their mouthpart system or indirectly by transmiting dangerous virus diseases. A large number of species have been found in this crop in open field cultivation. The study was conducted in 3 locations of Macedonia: Kercove, Gostivar and Tetovo. Aphids were found on two sampled varieties: Desire and Romano. Species of aphids commonly found on potato are: Myzus persicae, Aphis nasturtii, Macrosiphum euphorbiae and Aulocorthum solani. Among these four species attacking potato, Myzus persicae is the most common. Significant differences were found between location and years of the study based on analysis of variance.
Key words: potato, aphids species, open field.