Source: Alta Seeds
The Agricultural Research Division at the USDA’s office in Stillwater, Okla., confirmed that three Alta Seeds sorghum hybrids, AG1201, AG1203 and AG1301, exhibit a high-level of genetic tolerance to sugarcane aphids.
The hybrid evaluations were conducted using Tx2783, a known aphid-tolerant sorghum cultivar, in comparison to the Alta Seeds hybrids. All three Alta Seeds hybrids showed similar or superior tolerance to the check line.
"Hybrid selection is the first line of defense against sugarcane aphid yield loss," says Travis Kidd, Advanta Seeds technical development manager. "Selecting the right seed is an important step in any grower's Integrated Pest Management program. The three Alta Seeds products that have proven tolerant to sugarcane aphids would be an excellent choice for anyone planting in areas where that pest could be an issue."