/Tag: pests

Controlling Volunteer Wheat

As wheat planting season approaches, a couple important questions arise.  When should we kill the volunteer wheat, and how soon before drilling?  Volunteer wheat needs to be controlled at least two weeks prior to drilling.  This should eliminate the majority of pests that are using the volunteer wheat as a host.  Producers may not have [...]

2017-08-14T20:05:04+00:00August 15th, 2017|Categories: Agronomic, Wheat|Tags: , , , , |

Managing Wheat This Spring

Well, it’s that time of year again! Spring time is quickly approaching and we are starting to see a green up in our winter wheat crops. An overall general statement would be that the wheat crop so far is looking pretty average in comparison to other years. It is very hard to make money on [...]

2017-03-01T08:00:34+00:00March 1st, 2017|Categories: Agronomic, Crops, Wheat|Tags: , , , , |

Applying Insecticides to Refuges

Bt (Bacillus thuringiensis) is a protein inserted into plant genes such as corn, that is toxic to certain insect pests.  Bt corn is used by many farmers and is very beneficial to the management of insect pests.  To avoid insect resistance to Bt genes there must be a nearby refuge.  The refuge is a similar [...]

2014-09-15T08:00:56+00:00September 15th, 2014|Categories: Agronomic, Insects, Uncategorized|Tags: , , , , |