Webinars for National Invasive Species Week, February 22-28

National Invasive Species Awareness Week is scheduled for February 22-28. And according to experts with the Weed Science Society of America (WSSA), it’s a topic that deserves our attention. Non-native plants, animals and pathogens can harm humans and the environment and impact our nation’s economy. The damage done by invasive plants alone costs the U.S. an estimated $34.7 billion a year.

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Sugarcane aphid threatens Mississippi grain sorghum

This video is on Delta Farm Press.

The sugarcane aphid is a very destructive pest with an exponential growth rate, and can be devastating to grain sorghum, says Angus Catchot, Mississippi State University Extension professor of entomology and plant pathology, who discussed the pest at the annual meeting of the Mississippi Agricultural Consultants Association.