Wheat Stem Sawfly Survey and Resources

Sask Wheat’s Wheat Stem Sawfly risk maps help wheat producers identify the level of risk for wheat stem sawfly. The maps, in conjunction with scouting, help producers determine if management is needed.

Wheat stem sawfly is a long standing and perennial pest of wheat in Saskatchewan. At times the damage has been very severe resulting in serious yield losses. For more information on how to identify and manage this pest, go to the Ministry of Saskatchewan’s Wheat Stem Sawfly Resource page.

The formal survey of wheat stem sawfly began in 2023. Moderate to high levels of cutting were detected throughout the brown and dark brown soil zones with particularly high numbers near Moose Jaw, and central and east-central regions.

In this video, Meers details the process, use and purpose of the map for producers in their day-to-day practices.