Pests and Diseases

  • In eldana-prone areas, ensure that you have planned your IRAC-compliant insecticide spray programme on carry-over cane. You must regularly scout your cane. This will allow a good sense very early on of which fields will require spraying.
  • Yellow sugarcane aphid (YSA) has been particularly widespread and damaging this year. Ensure that you continue to scout in anticipation of a possible outbreak in spring. Grasses in canebreaks and field edges can give an early indication of the presence of YSA.
  • Ensure that seedcane nurseries are tested for RSD prior to the cane being planted.


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