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Kentucky Sorghum: Sugarcane Aphids – Identification and Management

Kentucky Sorghum: Sugarcane Aphids – Identification and Management

👤By Raul Villanueva and Ric Bessin, University of Kentucky Extension Entomologists 🕔Aug 9, 2017

Occurrence Although the sugarcane aphid (Melanaphis sacchari) was not a serious problem in Texas, Kansas, or other states in 2017; its occurrence in Kentucky appears to be problematic due to the high numbers being observed in sweet and forage sorghum

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Kentucky Corn: Spike of Southwestern Corn Borer Might Need Attention

Kentucky Corn: Spike of Southwestern Corn Borer Might Need Attention

👤By Raul Villanueva and Ric Bessin, University of Kentucky Extension Entomologists 🕔Aug 9, 2017

Pest Description Southwestern corn borer (SWCB) (Diatraea grandiosella) was a caterpillar regarded as one of the most serious insect pests of corn in the late 1970s. Since then, it has sporadic appearances; however, it is more difficult to control than

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Kentucky Soybeans: Keep Watch for Mexican Bean Beetle

Kentucky Soybeans: Keep Watch for Mexican Bean Beetle

👤By Ric Bessin, University of Kentucky Extension Entomologist 🕔Aug 2, 2017

There have been several reports of Mexican bean beetle attacking green beans. This insect is a bit unusual in that it is in the lady beetle family, which we usually associate with insects that feed on other insects. However, this

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