Oklahoma State University’s Division of Agricultural Sciences and Natural Resources is recommending state wheat producers examine their pastures for the presence of fall armyworms.
Winter wheat planting will begin soon and implementing several preventative measures is important in order to protect the crop from a few relevant arthropod pests.
Recent rains in Kansas will cause some Hessian fly adults to begin emerging from the oversummering flaxseed. Summer survival of the Hessian fly is usually enhanced under no-till or reduced-till systems.
Look out for cereal aphids in wheat (06/13/14)
True armyworms appear in SW Missouri (05/23/14)
Afternoon Comments 10/21
Wheat markets followed corn and beans higher. Today’s wheat rise apparently tracked gains in the bean and corn markets, but technicians were probably buying in anticipation of a decisive breakout above pivotal 40-day moving average resistance. Conversely, having U.S. wheat shut out of a big Egyptian purchase probably limited the advance. December CBOT wheat climbed 5.75 cents to $5.1925/bushel late Tuesday action, while December KC wheat inched up 1.25 cents to $6.0225/bushel, and December MWE wheat rallied 2.25 to $5.69.