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United States Department of Agriculture

Agricultural Research Service

Research Project: Developing Integrated Weed and Insect Management Systems for Efficient and Sustainable Sugarcane Production

Location: Sugarcane Research Unit

Title: Managing the 2012 West Indian canefly (Hemiptera: Delphacidae) outbreak

Authors
item Beuzelin, J -
item White, William
item Dalley, Caleb
item Wilson, B -
item Meszaro, A -
item Vanweelden, M -

Submitted to: Entomological Society of America, Southwestern and Southeastern Branch
Publication Type: Abstract Only
Publication Acceptance Date: January 14, 2013
Publication Date: N/A

Technical Abstract: The West Indian canefly, Saccharosydne saccharivora (Westwood), has been reported as a significant pest of sugarcane in Jamaica. In Louisiana, this insect has historically been observed feeding on sugarcane but at population levels not thought to cause economic losses. However, high West Indian canefly infestations were observed during the 2012 growing season. In response to this outbreak, the USDA-ARS and LSU AgCenter conducted insecticide efficacy evaluations. This research helped lead to a crisis exemption for the use of imidacloprid for West Indian canefly management in 2012.

Last Modified: 10/30/2014
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