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Wheat Midge Update (07/16/20)

Wheat midge flights are starting to decline with the accumulated degree days between 1682 to >1900 in northern North Dakota (see map).

Wheat midge flights are starting to decline with the accumulated degree days between 1682 to >1900 in northern North Dakota (see map). The recent wet weather should push the remaining wheat midge to emerge. Wheat in the heading to early flowering stages is still susceptible to wheat midge infestation. Please see Crop and Pest Report (Issue 8) for more information on scouting and map of wheat midge risk.

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Janet J. Knodel

Extension Entomologist

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