Hessian Fly

Resistance of Soft Red Winter Wheat Varieties to Hessian Fly

Varieties differ in their resistance to Hessian fly. Over time Hessian flies can overcome the resistance gene that has been bred into a wheat variety.  Therefore, plant breeders are continually working to incorporate new genes for Hessian fly into soft red winter wheat.  A variety may be resistant to Hessian flies in one part of a state, yet susceptible in another.  For that reason, it is best to consult the information that is available for your state.


2016 Summary of Resistant and Susceptible Varieties

2016 Hessian fly variety tests, Prattville, Fairhope, and Crossville, AL

2015 Hessian fly variety tests, Prattville and Fairhope, AL

2013 Hessian fly variety tests, Prattville and Fairhope AL

2013 On-Farm Hessian fly variety test, Sumter County, AL

See pages 23-26 in 2012-2013 Alabama Wheat Production Guide

2012 On-farm Variety Test, Central Alabama

Summary of Hessian Fly Variety Tests, 2009-2011


See the Insect Report in Small Grains Performance Tests, 1997-present

North Carolina

NC State University Variety Performance and Recommendations


Virginia Cooperative Extension Small Grains in 2012