Category Archives: Sorghum

Sugarcane Aphids Found in SC – 2017

For those growing grain sorghum, be aware that sugarcane aphids have recently been found in SC.  They are not known to overwinter in SC and travel North from Florida, Texas, and Louisiana each year. Sugarcane aphids can build up to … Continue reading

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Sugarcane Aphids Found in SC – 6/9/16

According to Clemson Entomologist Francis Reay-Jones, sugarcane aphids were found in Allendale County (6/9/16) on johnsongrass, in Calhoun County (6/10/16) on sorghum, and in Orangeburg County (6/10/16) on johnsongrass.  Dr. Reay-Jones says this is about the same time they showed … Continue reading

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EPA Has Granted Section 18 for Sulfoxaflor (Transform)

The EPA has granted a Section 18 label for sulfoxaflor (Transform) for the control of the sugarcane aphid in sorghum.  See the authorization letter below for all the details and view the label here: Transform WG Sec 18 SC .

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Transform Active Ingredient Cancelled by EPA

The EPA has issued a final cancellation for the active ingredient in Transform, sulfoxaflor.  Previously, we had a section 18 label allowing the use of Transform to control sugarcane aphids in sorghum.  Now that this option is gone, the only remaining … Continue reading

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1,000 Year Flood Effect on Pee Dee Crops

Parts of the midlands and the coast are still flooded after the weather system that brought record amounts of rain passed through South Carolina this past weekend.  The system dumped over 20 inches of rain in some areas causing massive amounts of … Continue reading

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Sugar Cane Aphids Found in SC

Last week aphids were spotted on johnsongrass in Orangeburg County and Monday they were confirmed by Clemson Entomologist Francis Reay-Jones to be sugarcane aphids.  This is the first report of sugarcane aphids for the 2015 season. This is a new … Continue reading

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