Monthly Archives: April 2016

Insecticide Choices for Sugarcane Aphids in 2016

Sugarcane aphid populations are on the rise in the Rio Grande Valley.  I suspect that we will see a similar increase in aphid numbers as the sorghum exceeds 30-40 days after planting and the insecticide seed treatments wear off.  Thus, we should review the insecticides we will have for control of the sugarcane aphid this year. The choices for insecticide control of sugarcane aphids is a little different than last year.  When a sugarcane aphid population reaches a treatable level (50-125 aphids per leaf), you have the same… Read More →

Transform Approved on Sorghum to Control Sugarcane Aphids

Approval has been received for the use of Transform Insecticide to control Sugarcane Aphids in Grain Sorghum.  Transform may be applied at a rate of 0.75-1.5 oz/A with a maximum of 2 applications per year. One new restriction is:  “Do not apply product ≤ 3 days pre-bloom or until after seed set” With this approval, we now have two insecticides for control of sugarcane aphids, Transform and Sivanto.  It will be important to rotate these products when a second application is required to prevent aphids from developing resistance… Read More →