Monday, February 20, 2017

Short High Plains SCA Management Videos Posted

We have just posted nine short videos that encompass our 2015 - 2016 research results and experiences as a primer as we enter the 2017 season. Presenters are Katelyn Kesheimer, IPM Agent in Lubbock and Crosby counties, Blayne Reed, IPM Agent in Hale, Swisher and Floyd counties, Dr. Ed Bynum, Extension Entomologist in Amarillo, and Dr. Patrick Porter, Extension Entomologist in Lubbock.

The videos present data from the Texas High Plains and may not be applicable elsewhere.

1. Aphid overwintering and seasonal abundance (3:41)
2. Early planting is a good idea (3:40)
3. "Resistant" sorghum hybrids and seed treatments (4:23)
4. First insecticide application threshold (3:03)
5. Insecticide application and product efficacy (8:46)
6. Timing of a second insecticide application (4:15)
7. Rate of damage with uncontrolled aphid populations (4:05)
8. Insecticides to prevent sticky harvest problems (5:56)
9. Aphid effects on stalk quality for grazing (3:43)

Sunday, February 12, 2017

Transform Insecticide Granted 2017 Sec. 18 Label

Dale R. Scott and his colleagues at the Texas Department of Agriculture have once again secured EPA's permission to use Transform WG (sulfoxaflor) on sorghum. The conditions are identical to last year; the product may not be used within three days of flowering until seed set, there can only be two applications, and the highest rate is 1.5 oz/acre. The pre-harvest interval is 14 days for grain or seven days for grazing, forage, fodder or hay harvest. The full EPA document is here.

We would like to thank Dale for his continued efforts on behalf of Texas sorghum producers; TDA has successfully garnered a Transform Section 18 each of the last four years.