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Army cutworms spotted in winter wheat

Army cutworms have been spotted feeding on winter wheat seedlings in fields located in South Dakota. The specifics for South Dakota are pertinent to many other winter wheat fields outside of the state. An Extension specialist also provides identification specifics.

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More rain needed to make the 2015/16 HRW crop

Spring came early in most parts of the U.S. hard red winter (HRW) wheat belt this year and revealed a crop that looks promising overall — but one that needs a good boost of moisture.

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Scout early to fend off early-season diseases in wheat

As temperatures rise and winter wheat breaks dormancy, Syngenta recommends growers keep a close eye on their crops to identify early signs of disease that may reduce grain quality and yield potential. Being proactive and timely with scouting and product applications will help keep pests at bay and profit potential high.

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Applying nitrogen fertilizer to wheat in early spring

Early spring is the time wheat growers implement nitrogen (N) fertilization strategies. This means estimating the amount of N needed and estimating how much of the N might be lost due to excessive rainfall and saturated soils.

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Interactions between a fungal pathogen and grain aphids on wheat

Scientists from the University of Nottingham and Rothamsted Research, which receives strategic funding from the BBSRC, have found that exposure of wheat to both a fungal pathogen and an insect pest allows the fungal disease to thrive.

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Scientists create haplotype map of wheat varieties

An international team of scientists led by Eduard Akhunov, Ph.D., of Kansas State University has created the first haplotype map of wheat that provides detailed description of genetic differences in a worldwide sample of wheat lines.

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