Mitchell County Ag News

Sugarcane Aphid Program for Grain Sorghum

This fact sheet was put together by Andrew Sawyer, Thomas Co Extension Agent, and Dr. David Butin, Extension Entomologist; Grain Sorghum Varieties with Resistance/Tolerance to Sugarcane Infestation The varieties below were researched by UGA Extension Entomologist Dr. David Buntin and researchers from LSU or Texas for tolerance/resistance to sugarcane aphids….
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Sugarcane Aphid-Resistant Sorghum Hybrids

Article below was taken from FarmPress an article published yesterday on their website; Click here to read the original article. The LSU AgCenter has released a guide listing grain sorghum hybrids that offer resistance to the sugarcane aphid, a pest that has caused significant damage to Louisiana’s sorghum crop in…
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EPA Orders Cancellation of Dow’s Sulfoxaflor (Transform)

I just received this from the Grady County Agent, Brian Hayes;

Below is the latest on EPA’s order to cancel Dow’s Transform

By Angus Catchot, Mississippi State Extension Entomologist, Jeff Gore, Research and Mississippi State Extension Entomologist and Don Cook, Mississippi State Research Entomologist November 13, 2015

– See more at: http://www.mississippi-crops.com/2015/11/13/epa-orders-cancellation-of-dows-sulfoxaflor-transform/#sthash.e1FP2zGQ.X5cGBhld.dpuf

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Sugarcane Aphid Showing Up in Mitchell

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Here in Mitchell County we have some grain sorghum in the flowering stage of growth. Today I saw the first field with the sugarcane aphid. Levels were very low. I check most of the field and only found a few places with aphid populations.  The field is less than 1% infected. This can change quickly though. So, the field will need to be monitored until it reaches threshold.
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Surgarcane Aphids In Sorghum

Here is a post from Andrew Sawyer, Thomas County Extension Agent; With the presence of sugarcane aphids in 2014, this is an ongoing concern for us and I’ve had lots of questions about management. Below is a photo of white sugarcane aphids on a sorghum leaf last year. You can…
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TRANSFORM WG INSECTICIDE SECTION 18 HAS BEEN APPROVED FOR SUGARCANE APHID ON SORGHUM

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Here is information from David Buntin, UGA Grain Crop Entomologist:

A Section 18 Emergency Use Exception for Transform WG insecticide on sorghum has been approved for the state of Georgia as of September, 11, 2014. Transform WG may be applied to grain and forage sorghum for control of sugarcane aphid from now until November 30, 2014. Additional details of the product use are as follows:….
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