Sugarcane aphids have now been found in Sedgwick County in VERY low numbers. We also observed many beneficial insects in the field. These beneficials, such as lacewings and lady beetles, feed on sugarcane aphids.
Although there are not many now, we learned last year how fast populations can increase. It is very important to continue to scout your sorghum fields. Sumner and Cowley County Extension will be hosting a meeting on Monday, July 25th at Oxford, KS (see attached flier). Dr. Brian McCornack will be providing an update on proper scouting, treatment thresholds, treatment options, as well as answering any questions.