See Part Six.
Moving into the home stretch now. It is all headed out now and getting some pretty good grain fill. It is a pretty thin stand in most places, but with good plant health and pretty nice head size.
A lot of really nice kernels in this field, if not as many as could be desired.
And now a look at a minor problem that is quite prevalent this year.
Here I have pointed out a couple of white heads. These white heads are showing up in every wheat field I have seen in our area.
Here you can see it... A seemingly healthy plant topped by a dead-as-nails head. Quite peculiar.
Well, if you split them stem cross ways, you will find a spot where someone has been living.
This little guy. The Wheat Stem Maggot. Apparently he had a banner year last year as well.
How big is this problem? Well that's easy. Simply count up the number of white heads you see in the above pictures and divide by the number of green heads you see to get your percent damage. Ans: Not Much