Sugarcane Aphid Tolerant Sorghum Hybrids

Author: Scott Stewart, IPM Extension Specialist Comments Off on Sugarcane Aphid Tolerant Sorghum Hybrids

Although it appears grain sorghum acres will be quite low in Tennessee during 2017, a list of sorghum hybrids with tolerance to sugarcane aphid have been developed. You can access this list on the United Sorghum Checkoff Program website at the link below.
http://www.sorghumcheckoff.com/farmer-resources/grain-production/hybrid-selection

Sugarcane aphids

This site will also link you to variety trial data so you can pick a sorghum hybrid that shows tolerance to sugarcane aphid but also has good yield potential. These hybrids are expected to show tolerance, not immunity, to sugarcane aphids. Scouting and treating for this pest as needed is still very necessary.

This information was shared by Dr. Brent Bean, Director of Agronomy, United Sorghum Checkoff Program

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