Insect Resources


Introduction to common insects that affect wheat and small grains farmers. Each profile includes information on insect identification, detection, management, and prevention.

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Aphids can be problematic pests in wheat. There are several species of aphids in wheat fields. These include the English grain aphid and the bird-cherry oat aphid. Different species have different life cycles. Aphids do little direct damage to wheat plants but can be problematic due to transmission of viruses.

Interested in learning about other insects that affect wheat? Visit our Pest Insect, Occasional Pest, and Beneficial Insect lists.

Plant Pest Diagnostic Clinic

Washington State University operates two Plant Pest Diagnostic Clinics, in Puyallup and in Pullman. Services of either clinic are available to clients statewide. For more information, visit our Diagnostic Clinic page.

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