Just like every other cereal grain cultivated all over the world, Sorghum plant suffers the effect of insect pests and diseases when proper control measures are not applied before or at the early stage of detection.
According to the post Sorghum; Production, Cultivation and Economic Importance In Nigeria, Sorghum is a high input commercial cereal crop believed to have been cultivated first in Africa and some parts of Asia 8000 years ago. It is known for its amazing economic importance, edible and non-edible uses as well as its’ high nutritional benefits to both humans and livestock.
Insect pests of sorghum is a major hindrance to its growth and yield at harvest. Having this knowledge of the common plant and diseases and their control or preventive methods will really help boost the productivity of your sorghum farm.
In the following infographics, we have highlighted 10 insect pests of sorghum, the damage they cause to the sorghum grain and how best they can be controlled.
Common Sorghum Insect Pests Their Control