ROCKVILLE, Md. (DTN) -- This bi-monthly column condenses the latest news in the field of crop technology, research and products.
MIDGE-RESISTANT WHEAT WILL REQUIRE A REFUGE
A long-awaited spring wheat variety is coming to Montana growers, but with a catch. Growers must blend their plantings of the new variety, which is resistant to the orange blossom wheat midge, with 10% of a non-resistant variety of their choice. This type of planting, often called a refuge, is common practice for many corn growers but will be a new experience for wheat farmers.
The midge-resistant variety, called Egan, was developed by Montana ...