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Insect pest management in winter cereals

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Winter cereals include wheat, barley, oats, canary and triticale... Insects are not normally a major problem in winter cereals but there will be times when they build up to an extent that control may be warranted... Small larvae take 8-10 days to reach a size capable of head lopping, so if small larvae are found in crops nearing full maturity/harvest no spray may be needed, whereas small larvae in late crops which are still green and at early seed fill may reach a damaging size in time to significantly reduce crop yield...
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