Wheat Stem Sawflies Moving South


The following is portion of an article from Agriculture.com:

by Bill Spiegel

I grew up in north-central Kansas, and am the Fourth Generation to maintain and manage our farm; we grow wheat, soybeans and grain sorghum. I'm a 1993 graduate of Kansas State University in ag communications.

For decades, wheat stem sawflies have been a problem for spring wheat farmers in Canada, North Dakota and Montana.

In recent years, however, the annual pest has moved south, wreaking havoc in winter wheat fields in Nebraska, Colorado and Kansas, according to J.P. Michaud, Extension entomologist at Kansas State University’s Western Agricultural Research Center in Hays, Kansas.

This spring, researchers and crop consultants are finding large populations of wheat stem sawflies in the Nebraska Panhandle.

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Source:  Agriculture.com

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