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How to Control Sugarcane Aphids in Sorghum

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Sugarcane aphid pressures in grain sorghum continue to grow across the south and it’s important to implement proactive management practices. Heavy sugarcane aphid infestations can reduce head emergence and kill young grain sorghum plants, leading to a complete loss of the crop.

Southeast Farm Press, with University of Georgia Extension Entomologist David Buntin, outline six management tips on how to control sugarcane aphids:

  • Early planting
  • Insecticide seed treatments
  • Frequent scouting
  • Limitations on beneficial insects
  • Threshold levels
  • Foliar insecticides

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