Insect Pests


  • Banks grass mite, Oligonychus pratensis (Banks)
  • European corn borer, Ostrinia nubilalis (Hübner)
  • Grasshoppers
  • Greenbug, Schizaphis graminum Rondan
  • Thrips
  • Wheat stem maggot, Meromyze americana

  • Key Insect Management Strategies


  • Cultural Controls
  •               - Use sound crop production practices to ensure a vigorous crop and rotation of proso with other crops.
                  

  • Pesticide: azadirachtin (Aza-Direct)
  •               - Target Pests: Mites, Aphids, Thrips, Maggots
                  - Recommended rate: 0.15-0.50 oz ai/A (12.5-42 oz product/A)
                  

  • Pesticide: spinosad (Tracer)
  •               - Target Pests: Borers 
                  - Recommended rate: 0.66-1.3 fl oz ai/A (1.5-3.0 fl oz product/A