Thursday, February 26, 2009

Scouting for Hessian Fly in Georgia

Now is the time in central and southern Georgia to check susceptible wheat for Hessian fly infestation. Hessian fly is most in the pupal (flax seed stage) and will be emerging and laying eggs over the next few weeks.

It may be feasible to control or at least suppress re-infestation of Hessian fly in susceptible fields by a well-timed insecticide treatment of Karate
Z. This requires scouting and assessing the level of infestation.

This new guide provides photos and information for sampling and making a treatment decision.

Scouting for Hessian Fly in Georgia and Alabama

UGA Wheat Production Page

-David Buntin, Grain Crop Entomologist

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