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Feb 19, 2016
Sugarcane Aphids found in Hill County
Sugarcane aphids have been found south of Itasca on newly sprouted
Johnsongrass. The colonies were very small, but it is clear they are
already reproducing. It is unknown if finding the aphids this early will
result in an earlier infestation (aphids blow in on winds form the
south to infest Blacklands fields). If you have patches of Johnsongrass
near your fields, or know of any along roadsides or ditches, I would
like to know about them so we can monitor the aphid this winter and in
to the growing season. Thank you!