A new publication is available to help Southeastern farmers deal with the Hessian fly, a devastating insect pest of wheat. You can download the fact sheet “Biology and Management of Hessian Fly in the Southeast” to learn how the Hessian fly damages wheat and how to control it.
Entomologists from five Southeastern states (Alabama, North Carolina, Georgia, Virginia and Kentucky) worked together to produce the fact sheet.
This publication is a bit different than the usual Extension fact sheet. Throughout the document you will find clickable links to a supporting website (www.aces.edu/HessianFly). On that site you can find state by state reports on Hessian fly resistant varieties, additional pictures of the insect and associ-ated plant damage, and research data showing how various agronomic practices affect the risk from Hessian fly. Results of various insecticide trials are included.