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Tag Archives: wheat
When corn has been harvested there are usually a couple months of growing season left. Pigweed, among others weeds, can really flourish once the corn is gone and no longer competing for light, water, and nutrients. The photo below shows … Continue reading
We’ve had good harvesting weather this week and growers are busy taking advantage of it. We’ve had a lot of peas, wheat, and oats harvested. Yields have been variable so far. ESO peas are averaging around 35-40 bushels with the … Continue reading
We’re in our third straight day of rainy weather now. While its holding us up from getting in the fields, the forecast shows the weather drying up towards the end of the week. As soon as the fields dry up … Continue reading
Last week the question was: What insect laid these eggs on this wheat head? These are the eggs of an assassin bug (F: Reduviidae). There are lots of species of assassin bugs and they are excellent predators. They have piercing/sucking mouthparts … Continue reading
Overall we have a pretty good looking wheat crop. In some fields we have some bleached heads showing up. In a few cases this is due to wheat stem maggot, but mostly it appears to be dryland foot rot. This … Continue reading
Last week the question was: What is happening at the base of this wheat leaf? There is a syrphid fly larva feeding on another fly. Syrphid fly larvae are excellent predators, normally of aphids, and we like to see them … Continue reading
There is a lot of wheat out there starting to push out heads. It’s been growing quickly since the cold a couple weeks ago. Here’s a photo of a few heads just starting to peek out of the flag leaf. … Continue reading
Last week we saw 3 consecutive nights in the 20’s with the lowest reaching 22 in some areas. Now that a week as passed, we can see the signs of damage on some of our jointing wheat. You wouldn’t … Continue reading