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Wheat bulb fly damage in Spring barley

5 December 2019

Note that spring wheat is just as susceptible to wheat bulb fly damage as the winter crop.

If you missed putting in winter wheat due to the conditions and want to try spring wheat don’t forget the risk from wheat bulb fly. Crops at risk are those sown after potatoes, field vegetables or fallow.  Eggs will hatch from the end of January/early February onwards and any plants that have yet to tiller at hatching time could be killed outright. If you are in a high-risk situation then a seed treatment with Austral Plus is recommended.


picture of wheat bulb fly

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