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Female parasitic wasp with midge eggs.

Beneficial insects can reduce the economic threat if wheat midge arrives

Two natural predators 
can help with wheat midge problems if you foster their populations

Reading Time: 2 minutes Wheat midge, a non-native pest that feeds on developing wheat kernels, is a serious economic threat to farmers, especially in Manitoba and Saskatchewan. But the pest is now a growing problem in Alberta, including Peace River country, and starting to attack Montana’s wheat crops. However, Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada researchers know ways to reduce its […] Read more