Sugarcane Aphid Economics

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Source: AgriLife Today

It may be hard to spot, but the tiny sugarcane aphid is racking up tens of millions of dollars in losses in just the four South Texas counties evaluated so far, according to a report by an economist with the Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service.

Dr. Samuel Zapata,an Agrilife Extension economist in Weslaco, estimates the sugarcane aphid caused a total loss of $31 million to the Valley’s sugarcane industry in the 2014 and 2015 growing seasons. But at the same time, growers were able to avoid another $35 million in potential losses by following control recommendations released by AgriLife Extension.

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Weslaco, Texas, United States26.16°N 97.99°W0.349Yes
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Sugarcane Aphid Economics
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Source: AgriLife Today

It may be hard to spot, but the tiny sugarcane aphid is racking up tens of millions of dollars in losses in just the four South Texas counties evaluated so far, according to a report by an economist with the Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service.

Dr. Samuel Zapata,an Agrilife Extension economist in Weslaco, estimates the sugarcane aphid caused a total loss of $31 million to the Valley’s sugarcane industry in the 2014 and 2015 growing seasons. But at the same time, growers were able to avoid another $35 million in potential losses by following control recommendations released by AgriLife Extension.

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Learn more about the Sugarcane Aphid

AgriLife Extension delivers research-based educational programs and solutions for all Texans. Follow us: Twitter , Facebook , Pinterest or InternetTV .

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