A survey of small grain diseases and insect pests were conducted in Vermont, New York, and Massachusetts during the 2016 growing season. Pests were scouted on six Vermont farm locations in the towns of Alburgh, North Troy, Shelburne, Bridport, Glover, and Berlin, as well as in Essex, New York and Northfield, Massachusetts.
Winter and spring wheat (heirloom and commercially available) as well as spring barley were scouted between spike emergence and flowering, and again at the soft dough growth stage. Disease and insect samples were taken and identified with assistance from the University of Vermont (UVM) Plant Diagnostic Clinic.
Vermont, University of Vermont
Darby, Heather; Hazelrigg, Ann; Cummings, Erica; and Maia, Gabriella, "Small Grain Disease and Insect Pest Scouting Report" (2016). Northwest Crops & Soils Program. 102.