Texas Sorghum: Sugarcane Aphids Spread in Panhandle

The crop consultant, Mr. Jess McGee, that found sugarcane aphids in a field in Donley County has now found sugarcane aphids in a field in Gray County.

Also, Dr. Brent Bean, Director of Agronomy for the United Sorghum Checkoff Program, has been stopping and looking for sugarcane aphids while driving across the Texas High Plains today. He was unable to find any sugarcane aphids in any of the fields, except one forage sorghum field that was west of Canyon in Randall County. He only found one single colony after scouting the field for 30 minutes.

Sugarcane aphids numbers are not very high in any of the report fields, but be these findings indicate any grain or forage sorghum field should be closely scouted for the presence of sugarcane aphids.

If you discover sugarcane aphids in a field, please contact any of the individuals listed on this site that are contributors for the Texas High Plains.


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