Wheat Stem Sawfly in Wheat

USDA-NIFA Outreach Webcast

May 2016

By Jeff Bradshaw, Ph.D.
Associate Professor
Extension Entomologist
Panhandle Research & Extension Center
University of Nebraska–Lincoln

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Summary: Wheat is an integral part of dryland production agriculture in the High Plains; not just for its yield, but also for its residue which can trap soil moisture and conserve soil. The wheat stem sawfly currently is one of the most important pests of wheat in the central and northern High Plains of North America. This presentation will help consultants, growers, and other practitioners throughout the High Plains understand more about the wheat stem sawfly and its management. Specifically in this presentation, practitioners will learn about the wheat stem sawfly lifecycle, its growing geographic range, damage, and which control tactics are currently recommended for its management.

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