Wednesday, April 12, 2017

Sugarcane aphid was confirmed infesting planted sorghum in Fort Bend County on April 11 by Robert Bowling, Extension Entomologist with Texas A&M AgriLife Extension.  Since sugarcane aphid was first reported this year in Hidalgo County on March 21, it has been found in planted sorghum in 7 counties (shown in green on the map below).  Dr. Bowling reports that sugarcane aphid activity is about a month earlier this year.  For information on the SCA situation in the Lower Gulf Coast, read Dr. Bowling’s April 3 newsletter at: http://betteryield.agrilife.org/   Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Entomology is mapping sugarcane aphid occurrence in sorghum in Texas counties using the MyFields.info network.  These reports are displayed on the sugarcane aphid map maintained by EDDsMap as shown below. To view and receive map updates, sign up at https://www.myfields.info/