Wheat Stem Sawfly Webcast Now Available

Wheat Stem Sawfly Webcast Now Available May 12, 2016

Wheat Stem Sawfly in Wheat,” a webcast by Jeff Bradshaw, extension entomologist at the Panhandle REC, is now available on the Plant Management Network.

The 27-minute USDA-NIFA Outreach Webcast can be viewed in two formats, one for PC, Mac, and mobile devices and another for iPhone.

The wheat stem sawfly is one of the most important pests of wheat in the central and northern High Plains of North America. This on-line presentation provides information on this pest and its management for consultants, growers, and other practitioners throughout the High Plains.

Topics include:

  • The wheat stem sawfly lifecycle
  • The relationship of the sawfly lifecycle to wheat growth stages
  • The sawfly’s growing geographic range (and history of its development as a pest in winter wheat in western Nebraska)
  • Damage caused by the pest
  • Recommended management tactics
Jeff BradshawJeff Bradshaw
Extension Entomologist

Bradshaw’s presentation is part of the American Phytopathological Society (APS) Crop Protection and Management Collection at plantmanagementnetwork.org. The Plant Management Network (PMN) is a nonprofit online publishing effort whose mission is to enhance the health, management, and production of agricultural and horticultural crops.

PMN publishes applied, multidisciplinary online resources for researchers, consultants, growers, pesticide applicators, and other professionals involved in the management of large and small crops. The organization’s resources and efforts are supported by partnering organizations, including universities, companies, and nonprofit scientific societies.

Individuals with questions about the wheat stem sawfly can call Bradshaw at 308-632-1369 or email jbradshaw2@unl.edu