Winter wheat is grown in the far western part of Kentucky (www.nass.usda.gov). Over the past ten years, winter wheat production has been relatively stable with Kentucky ranking 19th in the nation, on average, in winter wheat production although in recent years production has increased. In 2009, Kentucky was ranked 17th in the nation for production of winter wheat with 22 million bushels produced and in 2010, Kentucky was ranked 16th in the country with over 16 million bushels produced (statistics from www.ipmcenters.org and www.nass.usda.gov).As a crop of increasing importance, it is important to safeguard this industry from potentially damaging pests by conducting surveys that will allow for early detection and eradication.

Old World Bollworm

Old World Bollworm

 Egyptian Cotton Leafworm

Egyptian Cotton Leafworm

2015

  • Number of Fields Surveyed:  10

  • Counties Surveyed:  Caldwell, Crittenden, Daviess, Hopkins, Livingston, Lyon, Marshall, Muhlenberg, Union, Webster

  • Target Pests (Traps Set): Old World Bollworm, Silver-Y Moth, Egyptian Cotton Leafworm, European Grapevine Moth, and Cotton Cutworm

  • Number of Target Moth Pests Captured:  0

2014

  • Number of Fields Surveyed:  10

  • Counties Surveyed:  Caldwell, Christian, Crittenden, Daviess, Henderson, Hopkins, Lyon, McLean, Trigg, Webster

  • Target Pests (Traps Set): Old World Bollworm, Silver-Y Moth, Egyptian Cotton Leafworm, European Grapevine Moth, and Cotton Cutworm
  • Number of Target Moth Pests Captured:  0

2013

  • Number of Fields Surveyed:  10

  • Counties Surveyed:  Caldwell, Christian, Crittenden, Henderson, Hopkins, Logan, McLean, Todd, Union, Webster

  • Target Pests (Traps Set): Old World Bollworm, Silver-Y Moth, Egyptian Cotton Leafworm, European Grapevine Moth, and Cotton Cutworm
  • Number of Target Moth Pests Captured:  0

Silver Y Moth

Silver Y Moth

Cotton Cutworm

Cotton Cutworm

Small Grains Winter Wheat Commodity Survey 2013