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United States Department of Agriculture

Agricultural Research Service


Location: Wheat, Peanut and Other Field Crops Research

Title: The Sorghum Headworm Calculator: A speedy tool for headworm management

item Royer, Thomas -
item Backoulou, Georges -
item Elliott, Norman
item Giles, Kristopher -
item Mccornack, Brian -
item Pendleton, Bonnie -
item Brewer, Michael -

Submitted to: Meeting Proceedings
Publication Type: Proceedings
Publication Acceptance Date: August 28, 2013
Publication Date: August 29, 2013
Citation: Royer, T.A., Backoulou, G.F., Elliott, N.C., Giles, K.L., McCornack, B.P., Pendleton, B.B., Brewer, M.J. 2013. The Sorghum Headworm Calculator: A speedy tool for headworm management. Proceedings of the 2013 Sorghum Improvement Conference of North America (SICNA) Meeting, August 28-30, 2013, Lubbock, Texas. p. 8.

Technical Abstract: The Sorghum Headworm Calculator is an interactive decision support system for sorghum headworm management. It was designed to be easily accessible and usable. It provides users with organized information on identification, sampling, and management using images, descriptions and research-based management information. Using grower input, it can help the user calculate an economic threshold for sorghum headworms in any sorghum field, and provide the appropriate sequential sampling data form so a user can easily scout a sorghum field. A step-by-step demonstration of its use will be presented. This web-based calculator was developed with partial support from the United Sorghum Checkoff Program.

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