Seminole Crop E News

Agricultural News for Farmers and Agribusiness in SW Georgia

Wheat Condition

Posted by romeethredge on January 25, 2013

Wheat is looking good in deep Southwest Georgia. There are herbicide sprays going out and in some cases aphid sprays are included where needed. Some partial sidedressing is occuring as well.  If tillering isn’t sufficient or there’s lots of yellowing on the older leaves, folks are putting out part of their sidedress now and will come back the second week of February with the rest.  Bird cherry-oat aphids are fairly common but they aren’t in all fields so close checking is needed. Predation by lady beetles is pretty good in some fields and parasitism is also good in spots. See below Wes Dozier as we were checking out his wheat that had fairly low aphid levels and he had parastism and predation going on so he wasn’t going to spray. _DSC2839

Bird oat-cherry aphid with her brood.

Bird cherry-oat aphid with her brood.

Parasitized aphid on right, blown up looking and almost coppery colored. Healthy aphid on left.

Parasitized aphid on right, blown up looking and almost coppery colored. Healthy aphid on left.

Lady Beetle feeding on aphids.

Lady Beetle feeding on aphids.

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