Sugarcane Aphids Getting Close
This week, Dr. Katelyn Kesheimer confirmed sugarcane aphids in sorghum in southern Lubbock County, making this the farthest north in Texas that the aphids have been found in 2017. Only small colonies have been found so far, but now might be a good time intensify scouting efforts in our sorghum. To date, we have not confirmed any in Hale, Swisher or Floyd yet. SCA do tend to increase quickly following boot stage. As of this week, I have not noted any sorghum in Hale, Swisher, or Floyd at this stage yet, but many early planted fields are getting close.