Monthly Archives: March 2015

Pest Management News – March 31, 2015

Grain Sorghum Iron Chlorosis and Sorghum Downy Mildew are two common seedling problems found in the Coastal Bend. Both are reoccurring problems in fields when planting to sorghum. Iron Chlorosis can be identified by the interveinal yellowing on leaves of plants. Extension Publication “Correcting Iron Deficiencies in Grain Sorghum” states: “Producers have had to rely on foliar amendments to place available iron into the plant. If early deficiency symptoms are observed or occur every year on certain fields, banded foliar treatments should begin as early as sufficient leaf… Read More →

Pest Management News – March 23, 2015

Grain Sorghum and Sugarcane Aphids One of the insect pests we are expecting to face this year in sorghum fields is the Sugarcane Aphid. A considerable amount of research was conducted on this pest last year to help in management decisions. Early season, insecticide seed treatments were shown to have effective control beyond 28 days after planting. Control with foliar insecticides will be possible with Sivanto and Transform. Both of these insecticides were found to be effective at controlling sugarcane aphids when applied to populations below 350 per… Read More →