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Figure 1. Wheat seed and young seedlings affected by Fusarium graminearum (white arrows). (Photo credit: Brandon Wilt, PSU-PPEM.)
Wheat and Barley Diseases: What is in Your Seed? - Articles Articles

Wheat and Barley Diseases: What is in Your Seed?

Adriana Murillo-Williams, Alyssa Collins, Ph.D., Paul D. Esker

Seeds can serve as the vehicle for unwanted plant pathogens and weeds. Avoid the risks! More
2018 Barley and Winter Wheat Performance Trials
2018 Barley and Winter Wheat Performance Trials - Articles Articles

2018 Barley and Winter Wheat Performance Trials

Gregory W. Roth, Ph.D., Mark Antle, Courtney Anchor

Reports for winter barley and wheat performance trials conducted at Penn State in 2018. We will continue to update this site as more data becomes available on grain quality and other traits. More
2015 Winter Barley and Winter Wheat Performance Trials Report
2015 Winter Barley and Winter Wheat Performance Trials Report - Articles Articles
Penn State conducts variety performance trials with small grains (wheat and barley). More
2014 Winter Barley and Winter Wheat Performance Trials Report
2014 Winter Barley and Winter Wheat Performance Trials Report - Articles Articles
This article includes reports of winter barley and wheat performance trials conducted at Penn State in 2014. More
2016 Barley and Winter Wheat Performance Trials
2016 Barley and Winter Wheat Performance Trials - Articles Articles
Reports for winter barley, malting (spring and winter) barley, and wheat performance trials conducted at Penn State in 2016. More
2017 Barley and Winter Wheat Performance Trials
2017 Barley and Winter Wheat Performance Trials - Articles Articles
Reports for winter barley and wheat performance trials conducted at Penn State in 2017. Data is still being processed and files will be updated periodically. More
2013 Winter Barley and Winter Wheat Performance Trials Report
2013 Winter Barley and Winter Wheat Performance Trials Report - Articles Articles
Penn State conducts variety performance trials with small grains. More
Kansas Department of Agriculture, Bugwood.org
Wireworms as Pests of Field Crops - Articles Articles
Wheat wireworms and the eastern field wireworm are the predominant species that attack corn and other field crops in Pennsylvania. More
Joseph LaForest, University of Georgia, Bugwood.org
Weevils on Stored Grain - Articles Articles
Worldwide, three species of weevils are among the most destructive pests of stored grains, seeds, and grain products. These are the rice, granary, and maize weevils. More
James Kalisch, University of Nebraska, Bugwood.org
Stalk Borer - Articles Articles
The stalk borer has been recognized as a problem in Pennsylvania agriculture for 150 years. The larvae bore into stalks and stems and feed within the plants. More
Whitney Cranshaw, Colorado State University, Bugwood.org
Snailcase Bagworm - Articles Articles
The snailcase bagworm is a moth (family Psychidae) that was accidentally introduced into the United States from Europe in the 1940s. More
Clemson University - USDA Cooperative Extension Slide Series, Bugwood.org
Sawtoothed and Merchant Grain Beetle - Articles Articles
The sawtoothed grain beetle, and the closely related merchant grain beetle, can be found with other insects in contaminated stored grains in Pennsylvania. More
Gary Alpert, Harvard University, Bugwood.org
Indian Meal Moth - Articles Articles
The Indian meal moth is a common pest of stored grains and pantries. The larvae feed on grains, dried fruits, nuts, cereals, and a variety of processed foods. More
Agna Rodrigues, Bugwood.org
Flour and Grain Mites - Articles Articles
The grain or flour mites are one of the most important mites infesting food and feed products, cereals, dried vegetable materials, cheese, corn and dried fruits. More
Frank Peairs, Colorado State University, Bugwood.org
Flea Beetle - Articles Articles
The corn flea beetle is the most common species found in Pennsylvania attacking field corn. More
Clemson University - USDA Cooperative Extension Slide Series, Bugwood.org
Dark and Yellow Mealworms - Articles Articles
Mealworms are among some of the largest insect pests of stored products. More
Frank Peairs, Colorado State University, Bugwood.org
Corn Leaf Aphid on Field Corn - Articles Articles
The corn leaf aphid is found throughout the United States and southern Canada. This native pest species feeds on sorghum, corn, small grains, and other grasses. More
Clemson University - USDA Cooperative Extension Slide Series, Bugwood.org
Confused Flour Beetle and Red Flour Beetle - Articles Articles
The confused flour beetle and the closely-related red flour beetle are common insects that attack stored grains and foods in the pantry. More
Managing Stored-Grain on the Farm
Managing Stored-Grain on the Farm - Articles Articles
Based on US Department of Agriculture estimates, Pennsylvania farmers may lose as much as 10 percent of the grain crop from the time of harvest until the grain is fed or processed. More
Merle Shepard, Gerald R.Carner, and P.A.C Ooi, Insects and their Natural Enemies Associated with Vegetables and Soybean in Southeast Asia, Bugwood.org
Black Cutworm - Articles Articles
In Pennsylvania field crops, black cutworm is most often a pest of corn, but can also cause trouble in wheat and tobacco. More
Thor Oechsner showing screens from the seed cleaner.
From Field to Flour - Articles Articles

From Field to Flour

Tianna DuPont

Are local grain products like polenta, wheat berries, pasta, and flour possible in the Northeast? More
The Pennsylvania Phosphorus Index: Version 2 The Pennsylvania Phosphorus Index: Version 2 - Articles

The Pennsylvania Phosphorus Index: Version 2

Peter Kleinman, Ph.D., Douglas Beegle, Ph.D., Jennifer Weld

Gives descriptions of factors and how to determine them in developing a nitrogen-based nutrient management plan that will then be evaluated using the Phosphorus Index provided. More
Malting Barley in Pennsylvania
Malting Barley in Pennsylvania - Articles Articles

Malting Barley in Pennsylvania

Gregory W. Roth, Ph.D., Alyssa Collins, Ph.D., Austin Kirt

Demand for locally sourced malted barley, for local craft beer, has led to the development of malt houses in PA and other states in our region. More
Howard F. Schwartz, Colorado State University, Bugwood.org
Got Rye Seed? - Articles Articles

Got Rye Seed?

John Rowehl

Since rye is stored over the hot weather months before use, it has the potential for infestation and damage from insects. More
Early Season Wheat Assessment
Early Season Wheat Assessment - Articles Articles
Making early decisions about management of wheat fields in February. More
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