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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Hessian Fly

Damage caused by Hessian fly in spring wheat is becoming more frequent across parts of eastern Washington.  Crop damage from this pest may include but not limited to: stunted plants, lodging (when plants are attacked after stem-elongation), aborted tillers, and/or whole dead plants.

Learn more about the Plant Pest Diagnostic Clinic.

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