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Wheat pests: insects, mites, and prospects for the future


Marion O. Harris

North Dakota State University

Kirk Anderson

North Dakota State University

M El-Bouhssini


Frank Peairs

Colorado State University

Gary Hein

University of Nebraska

Steven Xu


Publication date:

27 June 2017

ID: 9781838793333

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Wheat pests are the subject of this chapter and the previous one. There are four major taxa of wheat pests. Rodents and nematodes were discussed in the previous chapter. Insects and mites are discussed in this chapter. Case studies are presented for eight species: Hessian fly, orange wheat blossom midge, bird cherry oat aphid, greenbug, Russian wheat aphid, Sunn Pest, wheat stem sawfly and wheat curl mite. We end with a discussion on future prospects for genetically based wheat resistance and new pest management technologies.

Table of contents

1 Introduction
2 Arthropods (disciplines – Entomology and Acarology): introduction
3 Hessian fl y (Mayetiola destructor Say)
4 Orange wheat blossom midge (Sitodiplosis mosellana Géhin)
5 Bird cherry oat aphid (Rhopalosiphum padi L.)
6 Greenbug (Schizaphis graminum Rondani)
7 Russian wheat aphid (Diuraphis noxia Kurdjumov)
8 Sunn pest (Eurygaster integriceps Puton)
9 Wheat stem sawfl y (Cephus cinctus Norton)
10 Wheat curl mite (Aceria tosichella Keifer)
11 Prospects for wheat resistance to pests
12 Conclusions and prospects for new pest management technologies
13 Where to look for further information
14 Acknowledgements
15 References