Texas Sorghum: Resistant Varieties, Beneficial Predators Help Battle Sugarcane Aphids

🕔May 16, 2018While sugarcane aphids have been difficult to suppress in past years due to their natural traits and limited insecticide options, a Texas A&M AgriLife Research study shows resistant sorghum varieties […]

Kentucky Sweet Sorghum: Sivanto Prime Available for Sugarcane Aphids in 2018

🕔May 16, 2018The Kentucky Department of Agriculture (KDA) just announced that Kentucky will again have Sivanto Prime available for use on sweet sorghum to fight sugarcane aphid. This is good news as […]

Texas LRGV Cotton, Sorghum: Dryland – Drought; Fleahoppers

🕔May 14, 2018General Situation For the majority of the Valley cotton and grain is coming along nicely but for those dryland farmers in Willacy County this has certainly been a rough year […]

Texas LRGV Cotton: Blooms in the Valley; Aphid Moving in Some Areas

🕔May 4, 2018Hot and windy in the LRGV this week as many growers were cultivating, irrigating, or spraying their cotton. Temperatures are steadily heating up as we move to warmer days in […]

Oklahoma Sorghum: Be Ready for Sugarcane Aphids

🕔Apr 30, 2018Soil temperatures are finally warm enough to plant sorghum. One pest that continues to be of concern to sorghum growers is the sugarcane aphid. This insect is here to stay, […]

Texas Grain Sorghum: Sugarcane Aphid Resistance Confirmed In 14 Hybrids

🕔Apr 25, 2018Extension Entomologist Dr. Allen Knutson has released a list of sugarcane aphid resistant sorghum hybrids. The entries are based on multiple years of replicated field trials by AgriLife personnel Robert […]

Virginia Sorghum: Section 18 Granted for Transform WG for Sugarcane Aphid

🕔Apr 24, 2018The EPA has granted a Section 18 for the use of Transform WG (50% a.i. sulfoxaflor) on sorghum for managing sugarcane aphid in certain counties in Virginia. The expiration date […]

Tennessee: Sorghum Hybrids with Tolerance to Sugarcane Aphid

🕔Apr 24, 2018Here is a list of sorghum hybrids that have exhibited at least some tolerance to the sugarcane aphid. This was shared by Brent Bean of the Sorghum Checkoff program.

Texas Cotton: Wind Damage, Thrips Causing Trouble on Upper Coast

🕔Apr 23, 2018We have experienced entirely too much wind lately, and I’ve seen varied degrees of stressed cotton in all three of my counties. The wind damage along with the cooler temperatures […]

Texas: Cotton, Grain Pests More Apparent In Lower Rio Grande Valley

🕔Apr 22, 2018This week across the Valley we are seeing more insect pest activity in both cotton and grain. In all 3 counties, dryland fields are certainly struggling to continue to grow […]



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