Factsheet Orange Wheat Blossom Midge Emergence Model

Author: L. Langner
Country: All
Posted on: November 14, 2023
Document type: Publications
The larvae produced by the orange wheat blossom midge can cause grains to become small and shrivelled. They can also damage the outer grain layer (pericarp) which allows water to enter. This results in grain which becomes vulnerable to fungal infection and premature sprouting. The model predicts the emergence of adults and associated migration of females into vulnerable crops and when increased monitoring and/or treatment may be appropriate.