Texas Sorghum: Counties Reach Sugarcane Aphid Treatment Thresholds

    A colony of sugarcane aphid on the underside of a sorghum leaf. Photo: Dr. Mo Way, Texas AgriLife

    At a minimum, Floyd, Crosby and Lubbock counties now have sorghum fields at the economic threshold of 50 to 125 sugarcane aphids per leaf and insecticide applications started over the weekend.

    Blayne Reed, Extension Agent – IPM in Hale, Swisher and Floyd counties said that private consultants called in the first Floyd County applications today. Monti Vandiver, Syngenta Crop Protection and former Extension Agent – IPM, said that the aphids in Crosby and Lubbock counties are now at treatable levels.

     




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