Texas Extension efforts pay off against sugarcane aphid

Texas sorghum growers avoided an estimated $160 million in losses from the sugarcane aphid this year, thanks to the education and outreach efforts of a team of specialists from Texas A&M, LSU Ag Center and Oklahoma State University.

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Sugarcane aphids confirmed on Southern High Plains

By Steve Byrnes, Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service

They’re hundreds of miles from the nearest sugarcane fields, nevertheless sugarcane aphids have now been positively identified in significant numbers on grain sorghum in Floyd County, said a Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service entomologist.

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