Source: Ron Hammond, Andy Michel, Bruce Eisley, Ohio State University


Last week while scouting wheat plots at the OARDC in Wooster, Ohio, Ron Hammond, Andy Michel, Bruce Eisley, Ohio State University, saw numerous adult cereal leaf beetles along with eggs already laid on leaves. They have also received reports of cereal leaf beetle eggs from other locations in Ohio. As wheat continues to grow and flag leaves emerge, and as spring-planted oats begin their growth, growers should keep an eye on these and other cereal grains for the presence of cereal leaf beetle larval feeding. See the following fact sheet for more information on the cereal leaf beetle http://ohioline.osu.edu/ent-fact/pdf/0038.pdf .