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Sugarcane aphid field day set for Oct. 28

Sugrcane aphids caused significant to grain sorghum across much of Texas in 2014
<p>Sugrcane aphids caused significant to grain sorghum across much of Texas in 2014.</p>

A fall sugarcane aphid field day scheduled Oct. 28 from 8:30 to 10:30 at the Hoblitzelle Auditorium on the Texas A&M AgriLife Research Center in Weslaco will include field tours and updates on potential damage from the pest.

Following field tours, presentations will include discussion of chemical and variety trials and viruses transmitted by the aphid.

Participants may receive two Texas Department of Agriculture continuing education units from the field day.

For questions or more information, contact Danielle Sekula Ortiz- IPM Agent or Raul Villanueva- Extension Entomologist at 956-968-5581. Or contact local county agents for more info: Brad Cowan, Hidalgo County; Enrique Perez, Cameron County; and Omar Gonzales, Willacy County.






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