Farmers urged to prep for possible aphid attack - KNOE 8 News; KNOE-TV; |

Farmers urged to prep for possible aphid attack

Posted: Updated:
Source: LSU Ag Center Source: LSU Ag Center

WINNSBORO, La. (AP) - LSU AgCenter scientists are warning Louisiana farmers about a new pest infiltrating sorghum crops, and urging them to be on the lookout.

Entomologist David Kerns, in a news release Thursday, says sugarcane aphids were seen infesting sorghum in Louisiana, Mississippi, Texas and Oklahoma last year. Kerns says it's now been found in johnsongrass, sweet sorghum and sorghum-Sudan.

He says the pest was detected in 38 counties and parishes in the four states.

The sugarcane aphid has been found in sugarcane in Louisiana since 1999.

Powered by WorldNow
All content © Copyright 2000 - 2014 WorldNow and KNOE. All Rights Reserved.
For more information on this site, please read our Privacy Policy and Terms of Service.