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2015 Wheat Midge Survey Results

The results of the 2015 survey for Wheat Midge Larvae have been reported. Samples were collected in harvested wheat fields in the fall of 2015 and results predict wheat midge populations for the 2016 growing season. According to Dr. Janet Knodel, NDSU Extension Entomologist, "No soil samples were found with economic population densities of wheat midge (greater than 500 midge larvae per square meter) this past year."  The majority of the samples, in fact, did not contain any wheat midge cocoons. This is good news for wheat growers and should reduce insecticide costs in the 2016 season. 


2015 Wheat Midge Survey Results

For more information about the results of this survey see the article below:


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