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Sunflower Midge

The sunflower midge, Contarinia schulzi (Gagné)
Because of the difficulty in timing adult emergence and in affecting the cryptic larvae, insecticides are not effective in controlling sunflower midge. Altering planting dates has not had a consistent effect on midge infestations. Some commercial hybrids are tolerant or resistant to the sunflower midge. Sunflower midge management relies on cultural practices done prior to planting because of the absence of effective chemical controls. In locations when sunflower midge infestations have occurred, new fields should be established away from fields damaged the previous season. To minimize the risk of all fields being at the most susceptible stage at midge emergence, several planting dates should be used and tolerant hybrids planted.




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Adult Sunflower Midge

Name: Adult Sunflower Midge
Description: Adult Sunflower Midge
ID Name: SUN030
Credits: NDSU Ext. Bulletin 25
Size: 101K

Midge Damage

Name: Midge Damage
Description: Sunflower heads damaged by Midge
ID Name: SUN028
Credits: NDSU Ext. Bulletin 25
Size: 106K

Midge Damage

Name: Midge Damage
Description: Damaged sunflower heads in field due to midge
ID Name: sun899n
Credits:
Size: 60K

Midge Damage

Name: Midge Damage
Description: Damaged sunflower head
ID Name: sun801n
Credits:
Size: 67K

Midge Damage

Name: Midge Damage
Description: Damaged sunflower head
ID Name: sun802n
Credits:
Size: 66K

Midge Damage

Name: Midge Damage
Description: Damaged sunflower head
ID Name: sun803n
Credits:
Size: 74K

Sf Midge Larva

Name: Sf Midge Larva
Description: Sunflower midge larva in the brackets of a sunflower head
ID Name: SUN103
Size: 79K

Sunflower Midge Larva

Name: Sunflower Midge Larva
Description: Sunflower Midge larva in sunflower head
ID Name: SUN029
Credits: NDSU Ext. Bulletin 25
Size: 99K


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