Monday, August 10, 2015

New Mexico and Top Tier of Texas Infested

Robert Bowling has updated the sugarcane aphid infestation map to, in part, reflect Jane Pierce's discovery of aphids near Clovis, New Mexico, and a confirmed report from Ochiltree County at the top of the Texas Panhandle. Dr. Pierce is an entomologist with New Mexico State University and her discovery in New Mexico is a first for the State.

The latest map does not yet reflect the reality that many southern High Plains counties are now applying insecticides to aphids at or over the threshold.