The Agronomists, Ep 142: Managing wheat midge with Drs. Santosh Kumar and Tyler Wist

Grades of wheat midge damage to kernels (T. Wist/Supplied)

Orange wheat blossom midge — or simply, the wheat midge — devastated spring wheat yields in the ’90s. Since then, wheat breeders have been working hard to build protection into wheat varieties.

To help with tips to scout for the pest, why spraying is a limited option, how Field Heroes help, and what’s new in wheat genetics, host Lyndsey Smith is joined by Drs. Tyler Wist and Santosh Kumar, both with Agriculture and Agri-food Canada, on this episode of The Agronomists.

This episode of The Agronomists is brought to you by the Wheat School, Pests & Predators, and Wheat Pete’s Word.

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