ISSUE 1 May 3, 2001
WHEAT MIDGE PLANTING RISK USING DEGREE DAYS
By the time most of you read this, we will have reached 200 DD (40EF) everywhere in North Dakota. With the wet soil and weather delays, we see ourselves now having to plant wheat at the time when heading will coincide with midge emergence. The good news is that midge populations remain low throughout most of the state. There were slight increases in midge numbers in NW and NC areas that merit watching. However, with the early vigilance, preparation, and appropriate treatment, the populations have been kept in check.
As a reminder, the midge survey map from 2000 is provided for your reference. You can also find the map and keep track of degree day accumulations at the NDSU Entomology Updates, found at:
NDSU PEST MANAGEMENT GUIDES
The 2001 management guides are available through the NDSU web pages. They can be found through the NDSU Extension main page at:
For a more direct route, check these addresses.
North Dakota Insect Management Guide
North Dakota Weed Control Guide
North Dakota Field Crop Fungicide Guide
Phillip Glogoza, Extension Entomologist