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Sorghum Symposiums Coming to Grand Island and North Platte January 6, 2017

The 2017 Sorghum Symposiums Jan. 25 at North Platte and Jan. 26 at Grand Island offer timely and useful information to help sorghum farmers make confident, informed production and management decisions for their operations.

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Sorghum Field Days to Feature Industry Agronomist August 24, 2016

Rick Kochenower, sorghum agronomist for Chromatin, Inc., will be a guest speaker at the Nebraska Sorghum Field Days Sept. 7 in Trenton and Sept. 8 in Farwell.

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Figure 1. Sugarcane aphids. (Photo credit: Patrick Porter, Texas Cooperative Extension, Bugwood.org)
Figure 1. Sugarcane aphids. (Photo credit: Patrick Porter, Texas Cooperative Extension, Bugwood.org)

Be on the Lookout for Sugarcane Aphids on Sorghum July 29, 2016

Nebraska grain sorghum producers are being advised to be on the lookout for sugarcane aphids. While this pest hasn't been a problem in Nebraska previously, it is in Kansas and moving north. The sugarcane aphid is light yellow to gray in color, with dark cornicles (“tail-pipes”) at the end of the body and dark tarsi (feet). Adult aphids can be winged or wingless.

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Yellow sugarcane aphid. (Photo by Patrick Porter, Texas Cooperative Extension, Bugwood.org)
Yellow sugarcane aphid. (Photo by Patrick Porter, Texas Cooperative Extension, Bugwood.org)

Insecticide Approved in Nebraska to Treat Sugarcane Aphids June 3, 2016

The US EPA has approved sulfoxaflor (the active ingredient in Transform WG) for use against sugarcane aphids in Nebraska sorghum. This is a Section 18 emergency use exemption for 2016.

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Silage Conference: What to Grow and How to Store and Price It April 22, 2016

Iowa State University and University of Nebraska—Lincoln will be hosting a one-day Silage for Beef Cattle Conference June 17 to explore best practices for making, storing and using silage.

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