Agronomic Crops


Sugarcane Aphid as a Pest of Sorghum

Publication Date

Fall 11-25-2019

Publication Number

LGP 1027


A new pest of grain and forage sorghum, the sugarcane aphid (Melanaphis sacchari), was found for the first time in South Carolina in October 2014. The insect rapidly became a key pest of sorghum. This publication provides an overview of the insect’s biology and recommended management practices.

Melanaphis sacchari

Publication Type

Technical Brief

Target Audiences

Growers, agricultural consultants, County Extension Agents