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Hybrid Sorghum Varieties Available for Growers

sugarcane aphid resistant hybrid varieties

AUBURN, Ala.—The battle between Alabama sorghum growers and sugarcane aphid infestations has raged for several years. Auburn University and Alabama Cooperative Extension System professionals working with industry partners have worked diligently to determine the best courses of action for southern sorghum growers. The Sorghum Checkoff program recently released a list of hybrid sorghum varieties known to be resistant to sugarcane aphids. Alabama Extension ... Read More »

Farmers Fighting Pest Pressures in Crops

Fall armyworm. John C. French Sr., Retired, Universities:Auburn, GA, Clemson and U of MO, Bugwood.org

Farmers in Alabama have worked hard to protect crops from a number of pests that have caused significant damage this summer. Most crop pests are the typical invaders — fall armyworms, beet armyworms, tobacco budworms and corn earworm — while others are newer to Alabama crops, like the spotted wing drosophila and sugarcane aphid.  Pest Pressure Update Dr. Kelly Palmer, Pest ... Read More »