Location: Sugarcane ResearchTitle: Managing the 2012 West Indian canefly (Hemiptera: Delphacidae) outbreak) Author
Submitted to: Entomological Society of America, Southwestern and Southeastern Branch
Publication Type: Abstract Only
Publication Acceptance Date: 1/14/2013
Publication Date: N/A
Citation: Interpretive Summary:
Technical Abstract: The West Indian canefly, Saccharosydne saccharivora (Westwood), has been reported as a significant pest of sugarcane in Jamaica. In Louisiana, this insect has historically been observed feeding on sugarcane but at population levels not thought to cause economic losses. However, high West Indian canefly infestations were observed during the 2012 growing season. In response to this outbreak, the USDA-ARS and LSU AgCenter conducted insecticide efficacy evaluations. This research helped lead to a crisis exemption for the use of imidacloprid for West Indian canefly management in 2012.