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New Invasive Aphid Threatens Texas Crops

New Invasive Aphid Threatens Texas Crops

Sugarcane aphids are seen on grain sorghum leaves. (Image courtesy: AgriLife Extension photo by Dr. Raul Villanueva)

Sugarcane aphids are seen on grain sorghum leaves. (Image courtesy: AgriLife Extension photo by Dr. Raul Villanueva)

Researchers at Texas A&M say a new insect is attacking certain crops here in Texas.

We learn about the “sugarcane aphid” and other invasive species, and welcome your questions for an area entomologist and an expert on ants.

Our guests are: Scott Solomon with Rice University’s Department of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology and Dr. Mo Way, Professor of Entomology with Texas A&M’s AgriLife Research Center.