By Nick Seiter, Extension Entomologist
Sugarcane aphid has been confirmed in grain sorghum in the following Arkansas counties so far in 2015: Chicot, Desha, Ashley, Arkansas, Lincoln, Phillips, Lonoke, White, Logan, and Crittenden. This map will be updated weekly as the aphid continues to spread. In areas where sugarcane aphid has been found, sorghum needs to be scouted regularly, as this insect reproduces very rapidly and can be very damaging to the sorghum crop throughout the growing season.
If you find sugarcane aphid and it has not previously been reported in your county in 2015, please contact Nick Seiter (email@example.com), Gus Lorenz (firstname.lastname@example.org), or Glenn Studebaker (email@example.com) so that we can keep the map up to date (if possible, send a picture along with the report so that we can confirm the ID).