We hope you enjoy the following sugarcane aphid training videos. More videos about sorghum management and other pests are available at the bottom of the list including the stink bug. Click the movie to start watching. You can read a description below each video.
Sugarcane Aphid Identification & Estimation Techniques
Jason Thomas quickly details the way to identify the sugarcane aphid. Once identified, you will need to know how to estimate the population density of this insect. A mastery of these skills can help farmers and pest managers to better control for this insect.
Sugarcane Aphid’s 101
What’s the big deal with the sugarcane aphid in sorghum? Learn the basics about this pest in a simplified training.
Sugarcane Aphid Identification Basics
Learn to identify the sugarcane aphid. Once you know what they look like you can detect their presence. This will allow you to take appropriate action against these pests.
Sugarcane Aphid Scouting and Detection
Learn more about the essential skills required to detect sugarcane aphids in your field. Using the right technique will help you find sugarcane aphids faster. A faster detection will bring about quicker treatments for better yield.
Sugarcane Aphid Detection Over Time in the United States
Watch as this pest spreads across the southern U.S. in a matter of years. The spread of this insect has been rapid. This video only documents the spread of the pest up to the end of the 2015 growing season.
Scouting For Stink Bugs in Sorghum
Stinks bugs can be a common field crop pest. In sorghum, multiple types of stink bugs can cause damage to heads. Learn why stink bugs are problematic to sorghum production and how to identify them so you can apply controls and protect your harvest before its too late.
These videos were created by Jason Thomas in collaboration with Dr. Robert Bowling. More pest management videos can be found here.