|Insecticide (Trade Names) for SORGHUM MIDGE||Lb Active Ingredient per Acre||Amount Formulation per Acre||Performance Rating|
|methomyl (Lannate LV 2.4)||0.225 - 0.45||12 - 24 oz||6|
|esfenvalerate (Asana XL 0.66)||0.015 - 0.03||2.9 - 5.8 oz||8|
|spinosad (Blackhawk 36% WDG), suppression||0.034 - 0.074||1.5 - 3.3 oz||5?|
|β-cyfluthrin (Baythroid XL 1)||0.008 - 0.01||1 - 1.3 oz||8|
|γ-cyhalothrin (Declare 1.25)||0.0075 - 0.01||0.77 - 1.02 oz||8|
|λ-cyhalothrin (Warrior II 2.08)||0.015 - 0.02||0.92 - 1.23 oz||8|
|Z-cypermethrin (Mustang Maxx 0.8)||0.008 - 0.025||1.28 - 4 oz||8|
- Insecticide applications are made to control adults and prevents egg laying because larvae are hidden from insecticides.
- Planting early, before mid-May, may help avoid some damage from sorghum midge.
- Sorghum midge are often worse in sorghum next to earlier maturating fields that serve as a source of infestations.
- Johnsongrass is an alternative host that may serve as a nursery for sorghum midge. Maintaining good weed control in and around a field can reduce infestations.