Aphids in winter wheat have been reported in Hand County in central South Dakota as well as Hanson, Davidson and Aurora counties in the southern portion of the state.
Over the next month or two, wheat stands will hopefully become established over most of Kansas. Ideally, the wheat will take on a solid green color, form a secondary root system and develop one or two tillers in addition to the main tiller. But sometimes there are problems.
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.
Managing early pests of winter wheat (09/22/14)
Hessian fly fall activity on wheat (09/17/14)
Look out for cereal aphids in wheat (06/13/14)
Midday Report 10/24
The wheat markets are mixed to lower. Prospective rainfall over the southern Plains seems to be weighing on KC wheat today, with the Chicago market following lower. Minneapolis prices have sustained a portion of overnight gains. December CBOT wheat sagged 2.5 cents at $5.2425/bushel as the lunch hour loomed Friday, while December KC wheat sank 5.0 cents to $6.0025/bushel, and December MWE wheat edged down 0.5 to $5.705.