Alfalfa and Wheat Insect Update

Alfalfa and Wheat Insect Update

Since the date of the last post (March 17th) the weevil in the alfalfa have exploded.  In many (maybe most)  cases there will not be enough time to get any growth on the plant, they are not going to let it grow. Look at your alfalfa.

At this time we have a beautiful and substantial wheat crop in NC Oklahoma.  Many factors are going to come into play to see if we get that crop harvested. Weather (moisture) probably being the biggest, but we can do our part. 

At this time, in many wheat fields we are starting to see a build up of insects, aphids (Green and Cherry Oat), and still some worms.  At this time I have not seen any over the economic threshold, and there are a number of beneficial insects out there as well, (Lady bugs, and parasitic wasps).  It is too early to be a "Chicken Little" and say the sky is falling, but the crop is too good and the price too high not to keep an eye on your crop.

That's all I'm saying. 

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