Tuesday, June 23, 2015

Sorghum insecticides for all pests; which ones to choose in light of sugarcane aphid

Questions have arisen on which insecticides to use on pests other than sugarcane aphid so that the chance of having to also treat for sugarcane aphid does not increase. As more fields in Texas are treated with insecticides for various pests like stink bugs, sorghum midge, caterpillars and sugarcane aphid, we have developed some considerations for choosing insecticides for the different pests.

It is also important to treat these "other" pests at their economic thresholds and not withhold treatment out of worry about what sugarcane aphid might do.

Insecticide Selection for Sorghum at Risk to Sugarcane Aphid Infestations, 2015 .