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Crop Tech Corner
Emily Unglesbee DTN Staff Reporter
Fri Aug 15, 2014 07:13 AM CDT

ST. LOUIS (DTN) -- This bi-monthly column condenses the latest news in the field of crop technology, research and products.

MONTANA TAKES ON THE MIDGE

Don't be deceived by the cute, perfume-like name of the orange wheat blossom midge. The tiny, colorful pest caused an estimated $1.5 million in damage in spring wheat fields in Montana in 2006, according to a Montana State University news release. That was enough to put MSU scientists and Extension experts on the warpath. Montana State plant scientist Luther Talbert has recently produced a highly midge-resistant variety of spring wheat called Egan, which will be ...

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