Tag Archive: APHIDS

Sugarcane Aphids could make Pearl Millet a Better Option than Forage Sorghums

Sugarcane aphid on forage sorghum in Okaloosa County. Photo by Jennifer Bearden The sugarcane aphid, Melanaphis sacchari, has been very active this summer in Northwest Florida.  Typically, we are talking about grain sorghum when we warn about this pest.  However, the pest was found to be significantly damaging forage sorghum in Okaloosa County. Control measures …

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Permanent link to this article: http://okaloosa.ifas.ufl.edu/newsletters/2015/09/19/sugarcane-aphids-could-make-pearl-millet-a-better-option-than-forage-sorghums/

Cotton Aphids Starting to Show Up

Cotton aphids are beginning to show up in spots in fields. Cotton aphids are beginning to show up in spots in fields. On plant terminals and young leaves feeding may result in distorted growth which may include stunted plants and rolled or downward cupped leaves. When feeding, cotton aphids secrete a sticky honeydew substance which …

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Permanent link to this article: http://okaloosa.ifas.ufl.edu/newsletters/2013/07/12/cotton-aphids-starting-to-show-up/

APHIDS and PEANUTS

On July 16, I was called to a peanut field in Santa Rosa County. There I met with producer Steven Godwin, and CPS agronomist Greg Esco, to examine an unknown cluster of aphids found in the field they were scouting for lesser cornstalk borer. The scientific jury is still out on identification of the mystery …

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Permanent link to this article: http://okaloosa.ifas.ufl.edu/newsletters/2012/08/07/aphids-and-peanuts/