Wheat blossom midge
Orange Wheat blossom midge and Yellow wheat blossom midge are the two midge species found in winter wheat crops and in this case caught in a spider’s web across a tramline. Looking at the specimens in the palm of my hand, which is which and how many are there? These and other parameters dictate whether it is worth treating or not treating for this pest.
With Open days and Shows all going “Virtual” this year there will be a marketing bonanza to get you to consider the values of new wheat varieties and the purchase of new seed. Always worth remembering that some varieties have genetic resistance to midge and so don’t warrant spraying. (Skyfall, Firefly, Zulu etc.)