About Controlling 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.