The following was written by Dr. Pat Porter, District 2 Entomologist:
Cronholm, Independent Crop Consultant and retired Extension IPM Agent,
just called (7-24-17) to report finding sugarcane aphid in Hale County about 3
miles from Plainview. Most were small colonies but some were a bit
bigger. Similar to what we saw with the early infestations in Crosby
County last week, he said his colonies were in the upper ½ of the plant.
For the southern High Plains we now have sugarcane aphid confirmed in Crosby, Lubbock, Hale and Floyd counties.