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Hessian Fly Management on Wheat

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Title: Hessian Fly Management on Wheat
Author: Boyd, Michael L.; Bailey, Wayne Charles
Keywords: Mayetiola destructor
description and life cycle
damage
scouting
management
Date: 2000-02
Publisher: University of Missouri Extension
Abstract: The Hessian fly, Mayetiola destructor (Say), is one of the most destructive pest species of wheat. This insect probably originated in the southern Caucasus region of Russia and was accidently introduced into North America when Hessian troops imported straw bedding during the American Revolutionary War. Hessian flies were first observed on Long Island, New York, around 1779. Today, they are present in most wheat-growing areas of the United States. Around the turn of the 20th century, this insect destroyed millions of bushels of wheat in Missouri.
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/10355/8261
Other Identifiers: G7180

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