By: Robert Bowling, Michael Brewer, Allen Knutson, Stephen Biles, Mo Way, and Danielle Sekula-Ortiz. All of the Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service, except Brewer and Way, of Texas A&M AgriLife Research.
Timing effective treatment to control sugarcane aphids (SCA) in sorghum depends on the size of the SCA population. To estimate the number of SCA in a field, follow these steps for scouting the field and use the Sampling Protocol (below) and the Quick Aphid Checker (on back) to make treatment decisions.
Quick Aphid Checker
Estimate the number of sugarcane aphids (SCA) per leaf to help time foliar insecticides for SCA control on sorghum. Each photo represents an estimate from the table. For example, photo A shows about 12 aphids.
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