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Weather Forecast

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!

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