The wheat growing season in Nebraska has started and and regular scouting for early disease detection is recommended, and will be especially important this year due to the excessive moisture we've had.
Spring topdressing winter wheat with fertilizer N is an effective way to enhance winter wheat production and profitability. Check soil moisture and fertilizer and wheat prices to help determine N needs.
Nebraska winter wheat condition was rated 8% excellent, 34% fair, 53% good, 4% poor, and 1% very poor, according to the March 25 Nebraska crop report from USDA National Agricultural Statistics Service.
A survey and landscape analysis is being conducted to better understand the ecology of both the wheat stem sawfly and its parasitoid, the most effective control method for the wheat stem sawfly in Nebraska.