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Insect Pests of Small Grains
Insect Pests of Small Grains

A comprehensive guidebook on insect pests of small grains.

Item No. 42007
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This guide compiles recent research into a single, comprehensive guidebook. The authoritative text and full-color photographs help you diagnose pest symptoms and identify more than 15 pest insects commonly associated with wheat, barley, and oats in North America. Includes information on insect control and trapping.

From the Preface: 

This book was written for hail adjusters, growers, county agents, consultants, and students. It will be useful for diagnosis of crop symptoms and identification of pest insects commonly associated with wheat, oats, and barley in the United States and Canada. The information herein is a compilation of current literature and personal experience with small grain insect pest management during the past 30 years.

Insect Pests of Small Grains

Early History of Agriculture and Insects

Plant Growth Stages

Insect Biology and Classification

Insect Trapping and Detection

Methods of Loss Assessment

Kinds of Damage Caused by Insects

Insect Control

Hail Damage

Grasshoppers (Orthoptera: Acrididae)

Morman Crickets (Orthoptera: Tettigoniidae)

Thrips (Thysanoptera: Thripidae)

Chinch Bugs (Heteroptera: Lygaeidae)

Say Stink Bugs (Hempitera: Pentatomidae)

Aphids (Homoptera: Aphididae)

Cutworms and Armyworms (Lepidoptera: Noctuidae)

Cereal Leaf Beetle (Coleoptera: Chrysomelidae)

Wireworms (Coleoptera: Elateridae)

False Wireworms (Coleoptera: Tenebrionidae)

Wheat Stem Sawfly (Hymenoptera: Cephidae)

Wheat Jointworm (Hymenoptera: Eurytomidae)

Hessian Fly (Diptera: Cecidomyiidae)

Wheat Stem Maggot (Diptera: Chloropidae)

Grass Sheathminer (Diptera: Agromyzidae)

Other Insect Pests of Small Grains

Color Plates

Publish Date: 1995
Format: 6" × 9" hardcover
ISBN: 978-0-89054-200-2
Pages: 172
Images: 94 color images; 48 black and white images
Publication Weight: 1 lbs

By Wendell L. Morrill

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