Adam Osterholzer: email@example.com, 970-222-9568
Dr. Punya Nachappa: Punya.Nachappa@colostate.edu, 785-383-4873
Wheat field days
It was so great to see many of you during Wheat field days and to see the wheat crop looking so gorgeous! Thanks to Sally and her team, Colorado Wheat, and our growers for their support!
New sawfly in wheat-grass!
We are sorry to be the bearer of bad news but there appears to be a new sawfly infesting our wheat! PhD student, Henrique Vieira found many armyworm-like caterpillars and adults on wheat heads in New Raymer/Orchard a couple of weeks ago. Subsequently, one of the insect taxonomists at CSU, Dr. Crystal Cooke confirmed that it was grass sawfly (Pachynematus sp). It is relatively rare in Colorado and Dr. Peairs, former wheat entomologist, had not seen or heard of this sawfly in Colorado in his 30 years of experience.